Guantanamo military commission hearings to resume

[JURIST] US military commission proceedings against two of a handful of charged prisoners at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], originally scheduled to restart Tuesday, have been pushed back to Wednesday in recognition of the the Feast of the Sacrifice, a Muslim holy day. Canadian Omar Khadr [US DOD chargesheet, PDF; DOD press release] will face his second commission hearing on his conspiracy and attempted murder charges, and Yemeni citizen Ali Hamza Bahlul [US DOD chargesheet, PDF; DOD press release], alleged to have produced al-Queda propoganda videos, will have an administrative hearing. The commission proceeding against Australian detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive; advocacy website] has been stayed [JURIST report] pending a US Supreme Court decision in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfield [JURIST report] on the constitutionality of the US military commission process. The Miami Herald has more.

 

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