Third Guantanamo Bay detainee plans to boycott military commission trial Brett Murphy at 10:56 AM ET
[JURIST] Sudanese Guantanamo Bay detainee Ibrahim al-Qosi [DOD materials; JURIST report] said at a pre-trial hearing Thursday that he plans to boycott his upcoming military commission trial, becoming the third Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee to announce boycott plans. Al-Qosi declined the assistance of a lawyer, saying that he did not believe in "the justice or the lawfulness" of the tribunal and said that he is only being accused because he is Sudanese. The trial may continue without al-Qosi's presence, with the judge entering a plea of not guilty for the defendant.
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