Pentagon files terrorism charges against Sudanese Guantanamo detainee

[JURIST] US Department of Defense [official website] prosecutors Friday charged [charge sheet, PDF] Guantanamo Bay detainee Noor Uthman Muhammed with conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. Muhammed, a Sudanese national, is accused of conspiring with various al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] leaders and running a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan between 1996 and 2000.

Captured in Pakistan in 2002, Muhammed is the sixteenth detainee to be charged at Guantanamo under the Military Commissions Act of 2006 [DOD materials], passed by Congress after the US Supreme Court ruled [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] that the previous system, created by President George W. Bush, violated US and international law. AP has more. Reuters has additional coverage.



 

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