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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Guantanamo War Court Opens In Secret Session

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — The judge in the USS Cole death-penalty tribunal launched a three-day pretrial hearing Wednesday with a closed session. There was no explanation of the unusual closed hearing. In the past, Army Col. James L. Pohl, the judge, first held an open session to […]

May 28, 2014

Jury Deliberates In Abu Hamza Trial

New York (AFP) – A New York jury began deliberating Thursday over its verdict on the terror and kidnapping charges brought against Islamist preacher Abu Hamza by the United States. The 56-year-old, who was extradited from Britain in October, faces up to life in prison if convicted on the 11 counts against him. Blind in […]

May 15, 2014

Cleric Testifies He Was ‘A Mouthpiece,’ Not A Terrorist

By John Riley, Newsday NEW YORK — Abu Hamza al-Masri testified at his terrorism trial Monday that he was merely a “mouthpiece” for Islamist movements and compared his role to Irish political leader Gerry Adams’ as an IRA front man. “I was acting as a mouthpiece, like Gerry Adams,” he said. “And like Gerry Adams . […]

May 13, 2014

U.S. Drone Strikes Came Despite Yemen’s Hopes To Limit Them

By Adam Baron, McClatchy Foreign Staff SANAA, Yemen — A series of U.S. government drone strikes in Yemen over recent days has brought into sharp relief divisions among the country’s rulers over how to rein in a program that they’ve long supported. Only last week, a top Yemeni military official told McClatchy the government had placed […]

April 22, 2014

U.S. Considers Releasing Another Guantanamo Bay Detainee

By Richard Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Ali Ahmad Razihi, accused of being a former bodyguard to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, hopes someday to leave the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay and return to Yemen, where he plans to marry and help his family in their fruit and vegetable farm. At a hearing Thursday […]

March 21, 2014