Saturday, April 2, 2016

That mysterious order in the Guantánamo military commission

Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report on the surprise cancellation of an upcoming hearing before the Guantánamo military commission. At least now we know the cancellation is based on a government submission, not one from the defense. The judge's order is still unavailable.
"But attorneys who saw it said the judge cited a secret 3:29 p.m. filing Friday by a Justice Department investigator, U.S. Attorney Fernando Campoamor-Sánchez, AE292KKKKK. The Pentagon’s chief war court prosecutor, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, appointed the Special Review Team led by Campoamor-Sánchez two years ago to keep the judge up to date on any FBI investigations of defense team activity in the national security case."

"The entire case — accusing Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001 plot — is cloaked in secrecy because the five men spent years in clandestine CIA custody before they were brought to Guantánamo in 2006." 

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