The first 9/11 hearings under the Trump administration lurched forward at Guantanamo on Wednesday, but barely lasted the morning before all public sessions were suspended until March.
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Thursday's session in the USS Cole case brings us heated argument on a defense motion to abate proceedings in light of the military judge's potential involvement with the destruction of evidence at a CIA black site, along with a discussion of Nashiri's health and medical records.
The court reconvenes for one last day of open session, with a discussion of the SSCI "torture report" and whether Walid bin Attash's last name should be spelled bin Attash or bin Atash.
On Thursday, December 8th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings conducted in the 9/11 case over the past week.
This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/6 Session: Please Don’t Discuss That Unclassified Document
Pretrial hearings continue in the 9/11 case, this time with a healthy heaping of confusion regarding proper classification procedures.
One month later, we’re back at Guantanamo for another week of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 case—this time, focusing on Mustafa al Hawsawi's rectal surgery.
On Saturday, December 3rd, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings to be conducted in the 9/11 case over the current week.
This Week at the Military Commissions, 10/14 Session: Joint Defense Agreement? What Joint Defense Agreement?
Following a closed hearing on Thursday, Judge Pohl reconvenes the court in open session on Friday 10/14 for what quickly becomes a metaphysical discussion on the existence or lack thereof of a joint defense agreement.
On the 10/12 session of pretrial hearings in the 9/11 case, the court takes up a series of defense motions to grant Abu Zubaydah testimonial immunity, compel witnesses to come to Guantanamo Bay to testify, provide the defense with medical records for Mustafa al Hawsawi, and grant Bin Attash's defense team access to the documents obtained at Bin Laden's house in Abbottabad.