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This 2018 photo provided by the Center for Constitutional Rights shows Majid Khan. A military jury imposed a sentence of 26 years Oct. 29, 2021, on Khan, a former Maryland man who admitted joining al-Qaida and has been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. But under a plea deal, the man could be released as soon as next year because of his cooperation with U.S. authorities. (Center for Constitutional Rights via AP)
Oct 29, 2021

Ex-Maryland man who joined al-Qaida sentenced at Guantanamo

A military jury imposed a sentence of 26 years on a former Maryland man who admitted joining al-Qaida and has been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Oct 6, 2021

Supreme Court justices skeptical of Guantanamo Bay detainee’s request for records

The Supreme Court appeared skeptical of requiring the government to divulge what it says is secret information being sought by a Guantanamo Bay detainee.

Jul 3, 2017

Chief justice offers advice at middle-school commencement

Welcome to Monday, the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibition on George Carlin’s seven “filthy words.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — The chief justice has advice for young teenagers — and for the rest of us. — Enjoy your well-earned retirement, Lyle […]

Jul 5, 2016

Md. National Guard MPs bound for Guantanamo

Thirty members of the Maryland National Guard are deploying to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to guard detainees captured as terrorism suspects since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Col. Charles Kohler says a deployment ceremony was held Tuesday in Westminster for members of the 29th Military Police Company. Kohler says the soldiers will deploy for nearly […]

Mar 2, 2015

Military judge orders overseer of Gitmo cases replaced

A military judge is ordering the Pentagon to replace the overseer of war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Jan 28, 2015

Gitmo officer: Restricting female guards may put mission at risk

The commander of a top-secret Guantanamo prison housing unit testified Wednesday that two court orders barring female guards from jobs requiring physical contact with certain Muslim detainees could jeopardize the safety of his operation by limiting his staffing options.

Aug 14, 2014

Sept. 11 suspect pushes for details of FBI inquiry

The lead attorney for the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Thursday he might withdraw from the case unless the judge orders the government to divulge details about FBI investigations of defense team members.

Aug 13, 2014

All Sept. 11 suspects back on same trial schedule

A military judge put a Guantanamo prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 attacks back on the same trial schedule as his four co-defendants Wednesday after hearing arguments about issues that have bogged down the case for months.

Aug 11, 2014

Judge weighs recombining trials for 9/11 suspects

A pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11 terror attacks is in recess until mid-week while the military judge decides whether to reconsider his decision to try one of the men separate from the other four.

Aug 6, 2014

Defense says USS Cole attack mimicked a U.S. ruse

The sneaky tactics used to attack the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000 were similar to a ruse the United States considered acceptable during World War II, a lawyer said Wednesday in seeking dismissal of six of the 11 charges facing the Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors.

Aug 5, 2014

Defense: Gitmo jury should know execution method

Jurors should know how the government plans to execute the Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole if he’s convicted of a capital offense, his lawyer argued at a pretrial hearing Tuesday at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

Jun 16, 2014

FBI allegedly questioned defense staff at Guantanamo

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