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New 9/11 Judge After Newest One Quits After 2 Weeks
"Of judges overseeing the 9 11 case of Guantanamo Bay and new judge has been named as NPR's Sasha Fiver reports. The latest judges, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Matthew McCall. His predecessor at Guantanamo, quit after two weeks on the job before that, a caretaker judge temporarily oversaw the case after the previous judge abruptly retired after less than a year on the bench. Six judges total have now overseeing the 9 11 case in roughly the past two years that frequent personnel turnover reflects how dysfunctional the cases it's been mired in pre trial hearings for years, and at this point, a trial of the five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks. Is unlikely to begin before the 20th anniversary of that day. Sasha Pfeiffer NPR news
Thai Protests: Thousands Join Rally in Bangkok
"Several 1000 students chair speakers on a large stage, but Thomas at universities sprawling out of town campus. In the two months since Thailand ended, it's covered, 19 locked down, students have revived and expanded their anti government protests. With smaller rallies almost every day in some part of the country, their grievances are familiar and widely shared the military's involvement in politics, a constitution weighted against opposition parties. The harassment of political activists. With the economy tanking in the absence of foreign tourists. There is no shortage of anger, but this protest, though another issue moved centre Stage One ties usually avoid. The monarchy. Ah lawyer Anon Nampa, who had been the first to break the taboo a week before called for an honest public discussion of Thailand's most powerful institution. That happens in the mind. The end of the rally, a young woman stepped forward dramatically through clouds of dry eyes and read out a 10 point manifesto complaining about royal intervention in politics and demanding a complete overhaul of the monarchy, limiting its powers on its spending. Nothing like it has been heard before in public here, where the monarchy is officially held to be sacred and untouchable. Guantanamo, Japan and international relations professor at Chulalongkorn University. Has watched her students become ever more radical in their views. You know Thailand, they're not, you know, that is a very extremely sensitive issue. You may be prosecuted by the law. Between the monarchy and our only witness. So the official view that the monarchy is above politics. Young people don't believe that anymore. Don't believe anybody has the difference from the heroine's generations. The students say that access to social media has opened their eyes to the reality of Thailand's power structure. We have to try too. Start talking about it, making it a new norm for the society that it's okay to talk about the money. The previous generation got inducted by this state media and the state education for a very long time. Our generation is like the 1st 1 to really know what is going on the government comprised of conservative royalists and military men, who have pledged their whole lives to defend the monarchy. Seems unsure how to react Time Minister pray Oh channel teacher said they would investigate thoroughly looking for any group that might be instigating the students finding out what the real intentions are. They can protest, he said. But we will check whether they've broken the law. Theo end of last week 1/3 activist leader was quite literally dragged away. And arrested on sedition charges. Is a prevailing fear here, but the security forces will eventually be ordered to put down the protests didn't deter thousands more from joining the largest demonstration yet this weekend. Bangkok's symbolically important democracy monument. Thiss was a lighter, more humorous affair than Thomas sat with a more diverse crowd. References to the monarchy was turned down. Anon. Nampa was there now on bail after being arrested, So did he fear that force would inevitably be used to suppress the movement because it has so often in the past in Thailand? You don't believe they'll dare do that, he said, because if they do, they'll be killing young people 15 to 30 years old. King watcher. Alongkorn returned to Thailand briefly last week for a rare visit from Germany, where he stayed throughout the covert 19 crisis a decision some ties have compared unfavorably to their situation under lock down. In keeping with the monarchy's official status, he said nothing publicly about the protests. Everyone in Thailand is wondering how the palace and its backers in the military will respond. Jonathan head reporting from Thailand.
9/11 Trial Faces Another Delay: New Guantánamo Lawyer Wants 30 Months to Prepare
"The 9 11 trial was scheduled to begin in January in Guantanamo Bay. But NPR's Sasha Pfeiffer reports looks increasingly unlikely now that a new defense lawyer in the case says he needs 2.5 years to prepare. David Brooks. Past clients include Charleston, South Carolina, Church shooter Dylann Roof and one of the Boston Marathon Bombers. He's now the new lead attorney for Ramzi Bin Al Shibh, one of the five men charged in the September 11th 2001 terror attacks. He was appointed because his predecessor left the case. Brooke says an illegal filing He hasn't even met al sheep yet and faces hundreds of hours of work just reading more than 33,000 pages of hearing transcripts. He estimates it will take him at least 30 months to prepare for trial. That would be well after next year's 20th anniversary of 9 11 and the price tag of Guantanamo already more than $6 billion would continue to
The Latest: U.S. sailor tests positive at Guantanamo Bay
"They'll still be called the twenty twenty Tokyo Olympics but will not happen this summer the international Olympic committee and Japan have agreed to put off the games until no later than next summer the world health organization's warning virus infections worldwide are expected to go up considerably with some eighty five percent of new infections coming from Europe and the U. S. Senate says it's closing in on a nearly two trillion dollar economic rescue package president trump's urging it to move fast he says the nation needs to re open for business suggesting without evidence the consequences of keeping it closed could be more deadly than the virus itself Sager made Ghani Washington
Recipe edition: Adrian Martin's Classic Carbonara
"Hi I'm Adrienne Martin and I'm from wildflower restaurant in Camden. My favorite goto recipe is a classic Carbonara. Whenever I'm really really stuck on I have ten minutes free in the evening time. This is the recipe. I'll make so the classic normany is Gone Chali which is pig's cheek. What we do with Gwen? Charlie's we dice it up. We put it into a dry pan. Dry Pan fry it until we get it nice and crispy in the meantime while that's happening. You put on a pot of water bringing up to the boil spaghetti and their on. Let it cook away so once. Spaghetti HITS THE WATER. You have about eight to ten minutes to finish this whole dish so this is why. It's like one of those dishes. That's quite easy to kind of pull together nice and quick so spaghetti's in the Guantanamo is frying nicey. If you can't get your hands on going to you can just use regular smoked bacon. We ought in a clove of garlic. Don't even bother to smash it on your board straight into the pond and let it kind of perfume and flavor that Crispy Bacon in there. Once this happens we get an egg so base one egg per person so I normally cook for two. Probably eat for to myself to be honest with you. So we have to eggs cracked into a boat. And the cheese. That's traditionally used a classic. Urban Meyer is Pekka Reno Cheese. So into a micro playing great in some of that cheese into the egg whisk it together with a fork and then what you do is at this stage once you have that finished. Your Pasta should be almost ready. Check it have a little taste of it. Make sure that it's cooked almost fully through and what we do is take what your tongues across into the Bacon Spaghetti. Take some of the water which is well because it's picking up the sauce in the baking pan. We want to stop the frying process so that water will stop the frying process completely. Take it off the heat and finally you're going to live. She get ready to serve it straight away. So this is the last thing you have to do is get the egg and cheese that you've mixed header folded through the Spaghetti on the Bacon and finally finish it with cracked black pepper. Serve it up straightaway. Great a little bit more pet green overtop nego. Classic carbonare
"guantanamo" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"The fortieth pretrial hearing session in the trial against the nine eleven defendants who are detainees in Guantanamo from the countryside. Jarve middle this report when the media and the non governmental observers and the family members of victims of the nine eleven attacks. Come down to Guantanamo to watch these hearings in person we sit behind a glass in a kind of gallery and there's four rows of chairs we can see what's going on in the courtroom but what we hear is on a forty second delay and we see that forty second delay video on screens above us so we can at the same time. See what's going on. Live and watch it and hear it on a forty second delay. The reason for the forty second delay is that if any classified information gets mentioned. And we're not. We don't have clearances to hear this classified information. They turn off the sound. They put white noise on and the screen goes to white. This is probably what most consequential hearings we have had yet in the branding on the eight year of pre trial hearings the nine.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Front Burner
"This is a CBC podcast. Well we were on our way to Guantanamo Bay and this was like for me. This was maybe twenty seven twenty eight th trip. I sort of stopped counting while ago. This is Michelle Shepherd longtime national security reporter filmmaker occasional host of podcast. Like this one. And there's a bit of a rigmarole that you go through to get there all these forms you sign and but they always come through. We were supposed to be talking to her today from Guantanamo Bay the notorious. Us military base on Cuban soil. But there was a bit of a last minute change of plans and we flew to Washington and we were set to get on the plane the next day and we got a note from the war court spokesperson that we only had clearance for two of the three security. Clearances that you need how. We couldn't get on the plane and so after tons of reporting trips to Guantanamo Bay. She was denied entry for the very first time and it turns out. It wasn't anything. Nefarious that we think it was just sorta some bureaucratic inertia and I was surprised. But then what really surprised me was that? I was surprised. This is you know the strangest place on earth really and It's not unusual for things like this to happen. I'm Jamie Poso today. We're talking about the preparations underway for what could be the trial of the century. The January two thousand twenty one hearings for the five men accused applauding the nine eleven attacks. He's our death penalty hearings and the many many complications both legal and logistical of holding. This Trial Act. One Tana Mobile. This is front burner. Okay so we have. These pretrial hearings are underway right now which you were hoping to attend. But you can't because you didn't get into Guantanamo and maybe it will surprise some people that actually surprised me To hear that there is trial being planned at all because nine eleven happened so long ago. We're talking about almost twenty years ago now an end. So do you get a sense that this is on people's radars that they know what's going on here so yeah? I know the you get all the time is I always up. Place Still Open. And then if you talk about the the trial yeah people are are just gobsmacked they're like that hasn't happened yet but in fact it hasn't and as you said you know next year is going to be the twentieth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks and that process in Guantanamo to try the five alleged masterminds of the attacks is limping forward. Oh so before we talk about. Why is limping forward Let's talk about the the five alleged mastermind of the attacks who of course. Osama bin Laden is dead. He was killed in two thousand eleven on nights. Like this one. We can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al-Qaeda's terror. Justice has been done to who is actually left to stand trial here. So there's five Five accused that have been in custody since they were picked up in two thousand and two and two thousand three and they were held at CIA black sites for a long period before they were transferred to Guantanamo in two thousand and six and they've been there since Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is probably the the most well known wine he's been nicknamed Kasem's also allegedly al Qaeda's third no senior operative after Osama bin Laden. And I'm Alyssa Harari. And he's the alleged mastermind of what they called through the plains operations which was the nine eleven attack. There's also a another detainee named wally been attached. He's alleged of train two of the hijackers. There's Amar Baluchi who has Kasem's nephew Romsey Ben. A ship who I was Alleged to have organized the Hamburg Cell. There were students at the University of Technology out. There is just one of many foreign students when he begins to plan the attacks. That was the cell in Germany of the hijackers who perhaps the most famous was Mohammed. Atta Oughta studies town planning unsung beginning. He was an interested young man who didn't look particularly different blend as he wasn't dressed conspicuously on just a normal jacket. And then Mustafa Al. How savvy and he's he faces the least charges of the are least allegations of the five But he he's accused of helping the travel arrangements and finances. Okay and I understand these charges. Come with the death sentence. That's right this is a capital case Ali. Mohammed was told that he could face the death penalty if he's convicted. He responded by saying that's exactly what he was wishing for an and they're being charged under something that's called the military commission and that's that's a new law and that's in part why it's taken so long to try and bring them to trial. It didn't exist before nine. Eleven the the US drafted it after. And it's a it's a combination of Sirte attritional military court marshals and A federal federal case. Okay so you mentioned before that. This has been limping along. And why has it taken so long to get to this point where we are right now? We'll part of the problem is that it's this new legal system that didn't exist before nine. Eleven as I said and it was enacted in two thousand six and then it was amended went. Obama came into power in two thousand nine so a lot of the pretrial litigation has just been Arguing over the law itself. The the trial itself but the main point in this case is the issue of torture and all five of these detainees were held in these so-called black sites. And we know now what happened there to them and they called the. Us called it enhanced interrogation techniques which we now feel comfortable and I think everyone does calling. It tortured the five men on trial for allegedly planning the September eleventh attacks were all tortured by the CIA before they were moved to the prison at Guantanamo. Someone like college. Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded hundred. Eighty three times in one of these facilities. This is not control. Drowning it is drowning in the end. And we don't know the extent of what happened There's actually a massive classified Senate report. I recently saw movie about this. I think with Adam driver called the report him one hundred and eighty three times. Everything they got from him is rely for something they already have. If it works. Why do you need to do it? One hundred and eighty three times. Everyone report comes out people pharmacy that it was an excellent movie. It was it was you know how so often Hollywood takes real stories. And then they dramatize them to the point that it makes you cringe in zero dark thirty was one of those for me. Republican Senator John McCain criticized the film for suggesting that such methods were helpful in finding bin Laden tortured does not work. It is hateful. It is harmful incredibly harmful to the United States of America The is is is really excellent and actually I've spoken with the real life character. Who was played by Adam driver? A someone named Daniel Jones and he agrees that it was very close to the truth. It's impactful it's hard. It's hard to watch right in the sense for me. I was so closely connected tutor for seven years. So yes. It's that's the that's what I'm talking about that Senate report Of which I think. The report is close to seven thousand pages and only five hundred pages have been declassified and what's in those five hundred pages is is pretty harrowing so defense lawyers for these five are arguing. That anything that their client said CanNot be admissible in court because it was gleaned under torture and what the prosecution is trying to do is that they're not taking into court what they said in the CIA sites but once these five were transferred to Guantanamo the FBI sent in what they call clean teams and they did interrogation two thousand seven. That obviously didn't have the torturous methods that the CIA used and so they're arguing. Well we can use What the detainees said at this point But the defense lawyers are saying. No one wants you torture somebody. The the detainees at that point are conditioned to say what you WanNa to hear and therefore anything they've said is it a missile so basically. They're having a pretrial now to decide if this evidence essentially confessions are admissible. But it's possible that none of this stuff will be admissible in the trial. That's possible I mean there's there's multiple motions looking at various different aspects in the lawyers are actually still trying to fight for more information to Part of the litigation is how much the prosecution is is giving them so much of this So much of the information in this trial is in various stages of classification. And I know sometimes when you talk with defense lawyers. They're they're privy to some information that they then can't say public and it's for them. It's really difficult to talk because they have to keep very clear what they know That can be said publicly. And what can't be? I understand one of the architects of the CIA torture. Program took the stand schlosser favor of. Npr's investigations team has been covering the trial. You know he described some torture techniques and a fair amount of detail like putting a broomstick behind someone's knees and pushing them backward until their shoulders were touching the floor and their knees were at risk of getting dislocated. It must have been a bit. Surreal for all these guys to have been in the same courtroom together he i. I wasn't there for that. That testimony but it sounded incredibly dramatic. Carol Rosenberg's one of the most amazing journalists who and the only journalist who covers this doggedly and doesn't miss a hearing and her description of what happened. Was that this Contractor basically a psychologist. Who brought these torture techniques to the CIA one of two and he was paid handsomely for that. Took the stand to talk about it. And he's in the courtroom taking the stand not far from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who he personally helped waterboard hundred eighty three times and from what? I read the transcripts and the and the news reports of that testimony he. He defended his methods. Still and he he was. He was quite Defiant in that he said you know he felt. He was doing his his patriotic.
Former Gitmo commander found guilty of obstructing justice in civilian's 2015 death
"Two fifty a former Guantanamo commander is convicted of lying about a man's death navy captain John R. Nettleton former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of a woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January twenty fifteen an autopsy found died from drowning but his ribs had been fractured before he went into the water and his blood was found inside the entryway of metal tunes residents Nettleton was not charged enters
Former Gitmo commander found guilty of obstructing justice in civilian's 2015 death
"A former Guantanamo bay commander is been convicted of lying about a man's death then John R. Nettleton the former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of a woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January
Former Gitmo commander found guilty of obstructing justice in civilian's 2015 death
"Former Guantanamo bay commander is convicted of lying about a man's death corresponded microchip has the details navy captain John R. Nettleton the former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of the woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January twenty fifteen an autopsy found died from drowning but his ribs had been fractured before he went into the water and his blood was found inside the entryway of Nettleton as residents Nettleton was not charged
Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting a former Guantanamo commander is convicted of lying about a man's death navy captain John R. Nettleton the former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of a woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January twenty fifteen an autopsy found **** died from drowning but his ribs had been fractured before he went into the water and his blood was found inside the entryway of Nettleton as residents Nettleton was not charged enters death
Faced with fierce criticism, Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies
"President trump is catching heat for his decision to end US troop involvement in Syria especially from his own party he made the call after Turkey announced an incursion into northern Syria critics feel that abandoning a key ally the Kurds and walking away from the fight against ISIS could cause irreparable damage Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was on fox this is going to lead to the re emergence of isis and the biggest one of all this will be the Iranians in as to that Mr trump wants other countries to take care of the thousands of ISIS fighters that the Kurds have been holding prisoner we can take care of sixty seventy thousand people that we're not going to move the fighters to Guantanamo bay and take care of them for many many years into the future the Turks consider the Kurdish military units to be terrorists US officials consider the Kurdish fighters vital allies against ISIS last year you might recall Mr trump ordered a full withdrawal of U. S. forces triggering the resignation of defense secretary Jim Mattis after backlash the president did a one eighty and kept forces in
Whistleblower Sites 'Waste Of Funds' At Guantnamo Court And Prison
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply and NPR investigation has uncovered criticism of the US prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba from the inside NPR has learned that a former top attorney at the military court court there has filed a federal whistle blower complaint alleging gross waste of funds and gross mismanagement forty men are still confined at the prisoner there including holiday Jake Mohammed the alleged mastermind of the eleven of the nine eleven terrorist attacks which happened eighteen years ago today some have been held almost twenty years without being charged. Sasha pfeiffer of NPR's investigation seem has spent months researching the Cossack Guantanamo and found government spending totalling billions and billions more expected to be spent. She's in our studios this morning. Hi Sasha thanks for coming in. You're welcome good morning. What are we say billions. I mean that can wash over people. How many billions are we talking about. Since about two thousand els into it's been six billion dollars spent on the court in the prison together and I want to emphasize that. It's not just that critics say it's expensive. They say that it's wasteful. They told me that every a year hundreds of thousands of dollars of government devices hard drives cell phones laptops are destroyed because of spills of classified information. There are a lot of lawyers working down there hundreds of them. Some of them are death. Penalty specialists who are private attorneys paid by the Pentagon cost more than regular government lawyers some of them bill about a half million dollars a year. There are charter flights that taxpayers pay for that flight to and from the island some lawyers. They're mostly empty. Total legal costs costs about sixty million dollars. A year. That's despite the cases being largely stalled and one key finalized conviction since the beginning so how does the government justify those because they say that's just. That's just what it costs to run this operation. That's basically what they say It's also especially expensive because it's in Cuba so you have to go there and back every time you WANNA hearing. I've spent a week there. July generators air conditioners dehumidifiers humming all the time trying to keep the mold out of the tents in the buildings. They've eighteen hundred guards that are looking over the forty remaining prisoners. You know both sides blame one another for how long this is taking they sometimes it's an intentional delay strategy but and yeah it's really the numbers have really added up over time and the government hasn't responded to your requests for query well. They have provided numbers but the numbers have changed over time. They first told me it's one hundred and eighty million a year three months later. That number jumped to three hundred eighty million a year. I called the House Armed Services Committee last week to see if they had an updated numbers they had the out dated needed one hundred and eighty million dollar number this congress the Pentagon wha for about a month I said. Can you talk to me on tape about this. They said they couldn't provide anyone. the defense attorneys talk a lot so here is John Baker. He's the chief defense counsel. He's a Marine Brigadier General. Here's what he says. Holy Crap people need to know the travesty that is getting you know it's beyond comprehension that it is twenty nineteen people that were accused of crimes that it occurred in two thousand one captured in two thousand and three are nowhere near trial now about a week ago a judge in the nine eleven case did set a trial start date of January twenty twenty one but many lures. I've talked to think that's an unrealistic why I mean after all these all this time all these years and twenty twenty one is still years away. Yeah and you know part of that is because if you look at experience how long this process has taken over the past eighteen years it's hard to believe it can speed up that quickly when I was there in July. They were having these long complicated complicated dense arguments. About how do you define war. They were talking about Pearl Harbor and the lend lease act so that's slowing things down. The island doesn't have enough bathrooms rooms office space and housing for these trials and the number of people that would go there so it's just unprepared and then you know there have been incidents that have actually reversed progress. Sometimes I talked to Guantanamo defense lawyer named Michel Parody he represents the man accused of masterminding the USS Cole naval worship bombing that case has been on pause for almost two years because listening in devices were found an attorney client meeting room so three of the lawyers quit. Here's what Paradise Paradise says about all that the degrees permutation of chaos particularly in these military commission mm proceedings is something that's just unimaginable something. You couldn't make up unless you were the writers for the show veep or something like that who put the listening devices. They aren't sure they. I think the CIA did the prosecution says don't worry that listening devices weren't activated so it's just been it's been it's been a lot of drama. Wow you also heard from a whistle blower. WHO's talking for the first time publicly about all of this who is he. What does he say. His name is Gary Brown. He's a retired air force colonel. He was the legal advisor to the man who ran the war court and he points out a larger context which is that he believes. It's going to be hard to get death penalty convictions because so much evidence was tainted by torture. Even if there are convictions there could be fifteen years worth of appeals which would take another one point five billion dollars if these defendants are found not guilty. The government says it can keep holding them anyway so Brown says why don't we take the death penalty off the table. Settle these cases plea deals the prisoners would plead guilty and get life in prison that would speed things up and lower costs. They haven't been successful. They've stalled hold their incredibly expensive and instead. Wouldn't it be better if we just said you know what they didn't work this time but he got fired his boss before they could advance very much less. A A lot of people didn't want to hear Sasha pfeiffer of N._p._R.'s investigated investigations team. Thank you so much Sasha.
Trial for alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad set for January 2021
"The man who is alleged to be behind the nine eleven attacks that killed nearly three thousand people here in Manhattan at the Pentagon in Pennsylvania will now be on trial for his life Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Pakistan in two thousand and three the C. I. A. kept him in custody for a while before he was ultimately transferred to Guantanamo bay in two thousand and six thirteen years later a judge set a date for his military trial January eleventh twenty twenty one the trial will take place at the US naval facility in Cuba if he's convicted he's likely to receive the death penalty the Obama administration had wanted to send him to New York to be tried in federal court just blocks from the World Trade Center but reversed course following opposition in Congress and elsewhere Steve casting down for ten ten wins Mohammed and four other men charged with war crimes including terrorism hi jacking hundreds of counts of murder they are all eligible for the death penalty if convicted
Trial in 9/11 case at Guantanamo gets early 2021 start date
"A long awaited trial date has been set for the man charged as plotters of the September eleventh terror attacks the military judge has set January eleventh twenty twenty one as the start of the joint death penalty trial at
Military judge sets 2021 trial date for alleged 9/11 plotters
"After years of legal wrangling a military judge has set a trial date for the men charged with plotting the September eleventh attacks Sheik Mohammed and four other men will appear in a court at the US detention facility at Guantanamo bay Cuba on January eleventh twenty twenty one the first time the trial judge has set a start of trial court date in more than five years Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was transferred to Guantanamo in two thousand six after being arrested by the CIA in Pakistan in two thousand three the twenty twenty one court date will mark nearly twenty years since the deadly plane
Judge sets trial for men charged in 9/11 attacks
"An airforce judges set a trial date for the alleged mastermind of the nine eleven attacks calla check Muhammad The New York Times reports Muhammad and four other men charged with plotting the attacks will go on trial January eleventh twenty twenty one at Guantanamo bay all five men could face the death penalty if found
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed
"The alleged mastermind of the September eleventh attacks may be looking to negotiate in order to stay alive the Wall Street journal says Khalid Sheik Mohammed has expressed a willingness to testify in a federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia the suit seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks lawyers for the plaintiffs have been reaching out to several inmates at Guantanamo bay Muhammad has previously portrayed himself as a
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed
"The wallstreet journal is reporting the man behind causing the toxic role to ground zero Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is now offering to help in a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by nine eleven victims if the federal government does not go for the death penalty against them lawyers for the family suing the Saudis made this public in a court filing on Friday and according to the Wall Street journal the victims lawyers reportedly reached after three of the Guantanamo bay prisoners who work with click check Muhammad in carrying out the attacks and they wrote back that Muhammad's attorney said he would not agree to a deposition in the case but if a potential death sentence is off the table much broader cooperation would be possible lawsuit aims stole the Saudi government responsible for helping in the attacks Saudi Arabia has denied giving any
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed
"The alleged mastermind of the September eleventh attacks may be looking to negotiate in order to stay alive the Wall Street journal says Khalid Sheik Mohammed has expressed a willingness to testify in a federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia the suit seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks lawyers for the plaintiffs have been reaching out to several inmates at Guantanamo bay Mohammed is previously portrayed himself as a
"guantanamo" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"There's a section of the Guantanamo center called camp seven and that is the top secret prison for former CIA captives. There's also top secret prison top secret, really, we know about we're talking about it. But it's top secret. There's also a section called camp Justice where the courtroom is where they have the hearings, and it is policy for them to take a defendant from the from there. Bad from their cell in camp seven and bring them to the camp Justice to where the court isn't in return them back to the complex every night after core to the conveniently located courthouse on the same base. Yes. Okay. Have to travel. Gotcha. Now, there is a fifty seven year old inmate in Cam seven is name is odd al-hadi all Iraqi, although he says his name is Shawn Alta mirror. So whoever you want to believe, but they refer to him as hottie in all of this. So do seven years old listen to this. He was he's accused of commanding and paying insurgents who attacked us and allied forces and civilian aid workers in the post nine eleven invasion of Afghanistan. He was captured in Turkey in two thousand six he got to Guantanamo in April of two thousand seven he wasn't charged until June of twenty fourteen and he still hasn't had his trial yet. Swift jets. I mean, we're spending so much money on this. This is the tip of the iceberg with this guy. All right. So he has degenerative disk disease, according to his lawyers and his condition is only worsened since he's been in us military custody. Yeah, exercise. It was getting out on the field was helping. He has now become incontinent. It happened. I became incontinent in his own September of two thousand seventeen. So because there was a hurricane headed to Guantanamo, right? They had to get it. They had deal with them. So they they scrambled a neuro surgery team to treat him he has since had four other surgical procedures with the latest in may of this year. So now, he can't get to the courtroom. He can't be transferred back and forth from his cell to the courtroom and back again because he's in so much pain, and he's so bad. So his lawyers say it's impossible. So he can't have a trial. Your tax dollars are now paying for the Pentagon to ship a jumbo sell to Guantanamo that he can live in court camp Justice Hama and doesn't have to be taken back to his cell every night a jumbo sell. It will hold a live video feed and a phone line to the court. So he can watch the proceedings from a cell with a hospital bed adjacent to the courtroom. If he doesn't feel well enough to sit in court, and then again telephone is attorneys, if he wants to talk to them is going to have to it's wide the opening it'll be wide enough for him to get his wheelchair in there. And he can maneuver around in his wheelchair chair his hospital bed. We'll be in there. It will have the toilet in there with the sink. If if he if it doesn't have the appropriate handrails or.
"guantanamo" Discussed on KPCC
"I don't have to vindicate what they see i am during the obama administration the fate of guantanamo and those prisoners was the subject of an ongoing debate handwringing in the obama white house about the conflict between trying to keep the homeland protected and also to afford basic human rights to detainees there is no such tension in the current administration guantanamo is off the radar what is your greatest fear about that i always hope and pray that they close guantanamo bay because guantanamo bay is justice american people are better than the and my feet i hope i'm wrong is that america carry on this tradition of kidnapping and torturing people without zone of law and that they carry on the legacy of guantanamo bay even expanding it because now people start to accept it and that is very very fearsome muhammadu thank you very very much god bless you thank you for having me muhammadu slot he is the author of guantanamo diary which is now available in its unredacted form if you like what we do and we thank you do hey you're listening during this pledge drive please consider pledging your support to keep the station a strong and vital part of your community here's how two ways to pledge key pcc dot org or eight six six eight eight eight five seven two two.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Skullduggery
"At any given moment but in terms of on national security issues i agree with you they're they're they're pretty secretive and and that may be a part of the issue now there's some issues where you know things are going to happen out in the open and we were talking about this before mike i think you'd said that the defense department is now talking about actively bringing new detainees into guantanamo where you're down to about forty detainees at that at that prison attention can't that obama was desperate to shutdown in fact that was what he vowed on his first full day in office he was gonna shut guantanamo down and here it is you know nine and a half years later and the trump folks want to reopen it for new business right and so that would happen openly you can't bring in new suspects terror suspects into guantanamo without that being known and so you know entirely sure that they couldn't pull it off well that's right without telling anybody but but it is it is interesting yeah i think it's a just also a nature the nature of journalism and and and you know news i mean after a while people get tired of certain stories and they move on and but it is it's kind of extraordinary to think about how much attention these stories got a few years back and how little attention they're getting now and i think it's part of our job to notice those things and and you know shine a light and and expose them so i say from here on out on skulduggery and buried treasure we should commit to looking at this issue from time to time duly noted.
"guantanamo" Discussed on WTMA
"That american agents are attacking guantanamo so guantanamo can unseat the cuban government i want to get right up to the moment it's most striking during cuban missile crisis i re i learned again jonathan because you're satisfied with michael dobbs is reporting the soviets deploy tactical nukes to wipe out guantanamo in october of 1962 that's right so you know guantanamo with a two needles that uh tactician squint tournament was never a great place it was always surrounded by bike by cuban highland you know to this day we sort of strongly about their we're heavily on their we say all of those cubans come we're going to just wipe them out but in fact the more candid us uh navy people have always known that at a moment's notice they could just demolished the place but but more than that uh you know given the threat that the escalation in uh hostility in this threats and countless that so we're being made in the early uh uh kennedy administration after the bay of pigs uh when the soviets begain sue arm our m all of cuba you'll have to bring the missiles in in in the summer of 1962 they also on the area right around guantanamo bay which nobody hit known until dawn odds had done its work i actually the cubans of course it new hit but americans hadn't been aware of that did that as you say that there were enough tactical uh nuclear warheads surrounding the base itself to you know to end it many times a become the beginning of the third world war that's why glum talk guantanamo remains this l this accurate abating point between the us and the adventurers from the old world a jonathan hanson's is the author of guantanamo in american history when we come back we'll bring it right up to camp xray camp delta before that we going to discuss in a very important case the took place over the haitian refugees pulse of levy that establishes all the legal niceties of a place that is not the us and not through the i'm john batchelor this is the john batchelor show hey twelve fifty wtma.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Worldly
"And warrantless spying and all of that and that's that's a really deep question about the kind of country america ought to be when pursuing its fight on terrorism and it's not clear to me that there's a clear vision in this administration and i do think it's important to kind of note we're talking about what the trump administration wants to deal john kelly at the current white house chief of staff literally oversaw the prison at guantanamo bay from 2012 until january 2016 and that he's stated on the record publicly before that he you know is essentially in favor of keeping guantanamo bay open and doesn't really see that as a problem and attorney general jeff sessions you know who is the head of the the doj right who would be very much involved in this gave an interview in which he said at that guantanamo was quote a very fine place unquote to hold quote these kind of dangerous criminals unquote a very fine place is not really the kind of description you tend to hear of one tonne of mobai prison superquick lives pointing out that a deputy attorney general of number two at the doj rod rosenstein during his confirmation hearing mention that he actually thought a lot of that maxi these position be tried in federal court none at one time obey said there i don't i'm interested in sort of that dynamic i have in her too much about sessions and runs aren't going at it well the specific cast of characters that you have just been talking about show why this stuff about what america is isn't just like airyfairy abstract raise stuff at that this is great essay by georgetown law professor name david loop on uh in which he identifies torture as a as not just a thing that happens but as a culture once you start saying that it's okay to start courtroom people under certain circumstances the logic necessarily expands you start thinking about more and more circumstances under which would be acceptable his may be torture in this case could save a life maybe it'll get critical intelligence and that's the way that lawlessness creeps into a system once you allow at and people start thinking about circumstances in which these things which.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Worldly
"Hmm that's a problem right you also just i mean we can keep them forever what are you do so guantanamo itself the facility isn't really the problem anymore it's more the kind of legal issues will be created but guantanamo does serve as this kind of rhetorical broader symbol of like the us abuses during the war on terror and that's kind of the biggest argument foreclosing it it's not that like you know they're the the massive torture abuses that have that went on at guantanamo bay have largely ended there was a report in december just recently this passed december that one prisoner is it came from the human the un human rights overseer saying that one prisoner has been tortured still even though it's illegal now um but the broader can of insane abuses rectal feeding waterboarding have ended so that the symbolic can of bigger problem of guantanamo bay is still there just because it's still exists so it's also an important question about where trump wants to take this war on terrorism architecture i mean i'm not saying that trump has a plan i don't think that this administration is big on plans but early in the administration there was a floated draft executive order that would have in essence set up a committee to examine whether or not we should bring back torture that's not explicitly what it said that more or less would've been the effect this executive order was never issued there is a huge amount of push back from the national security bureaucracy and in the press but now that were keeping guantanamo bay open at least it seems for the foreseeable future and and formerly giving up on the idea of a of shutting it down the question becomes do we make further changes to the war on terror architectural acid involved under obama do we continue scaling the us back from the kind of extralegal questionable procedures at the bush administration used or do we ramp them back up to return back into the post nine eleven pseudo lawless era that we experience with indefinite detention.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Worldly
"No because it's always been alqaeda and taliban related so there's no established caselaw to say that yeah that would be possibles this will be a massive huge legal challenge that could potentially up end the entire justification that we have for fighting isis it's a really big legal risk and there are a lot of really smart people in the trump administration were probably going to explain that to trump and say i get that you want to talk tough and do this but here the reasons why it might not be the best idea it'll go over will raise there's the legal question of course and there's the human rights issue both offered of the politics here mean the politics of such that the american people like guantanamo bay open they don't want it to close poll after poll shows that americans like when we take terrace and put them there and attain them indefinitely uh it it it works and tertiary it works it works in the terms of like when when republicans say like we like we put people they are we put them away that's something that a base likes to little effect of yet it's politically effective uh great that's part of why obama couldn't close at raith early idea and the obama administration was why don't we just move these people alta other military bases inside the united states or try them in federal court but even the democraticcontrolled congress passed a law saying that you couldn't move guantanamo inmates to us prisons and the reasoning basically is that nobody wanted to have alleged terrorists in their district or in their state and bernie sanders and hillary clinton both voted in separate bills but to uh essentially oppose the closure of guantanamo bay just for the record so it's not just the republican thing right right it just it it is as alex had it's bad politics and obama probably would have close it in his first year if it weren't for congress in in two thousand nine he tried to move a five nine eleven conspirators to new york city for two to face a federal.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Worldly
"That in where his state of the union speech he said he said it on the campaign first of all we're gonna filled up with bad dudes owed him up and loaded up with bad dudes and he said a state of the union speech can of similar things that we're gonna you know maybe some some of these prisoners to guantanamo so there's an actual legal reason why despite all of his tough talk rate the he might not actually demonsration might actually want to do that it could end up essentially coming back to bite of an asked so we're essentially still fighting under we're fighting isis under what's called the the aumf right the authorization for the use of military force at two thousand one two thousand two so congress basically gave the bush administration this authority to go fight alqaeda and taliban and associated groups that threaten the united states so it's that could've associated groups peace we've still kind of extended all these years later to kind of argue that that also counts know for ice this even though not only did isis not exist on nine eleven but alqaeda in iraq that was the group that spawned isis didn't even exist on had 11 so it's kind of a stretch the problem is that if you start bringing captured isis suspected terrorists to get this free port has said that that prisoners at guantanamo bay have the right tapias corpus in federal court which means they have the right to ask a federal judge in the united states to determine whether their detention is lawful so they can bring the case so that was kind of a big shift in and of itself rate there wasn't this indeterminate detention where they couldn't go to any judged to ask for your please help and see if this is legal which means that if we bring these isis terrorists suspected terrorists to get my they could therefore immediately turn around and petition pravious corpus to a us federal judge and challenge it on the grounds of the aumf does not authorise me to be held now that has never been challenged in court yet we've never had anyone related to isis brought to.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Worldly
"And who they sixthly no plans to even be able to charge them with a crime and that goes back to the torture rate so part of the problem is that the information that we got from these people that we would essentially need to use to convict them a lot of it came from torturing them and we can't use that in a court of law you can in some cases in a military tribunal but essentially we have a lot of problems with being able to convict these people so this 26 is seriously last problem the even if we were to shut down gitmo we still have to figure out somewhere else to put these people to just a superquick one on the forty one prisoners that are still they're they've all been there for at least ten years bright of the last one i would bet arrived rose mart 14th two thousand eight look i think that the issue that the jenas raising here is not just about what is happening guantanamo though it's logistically difficult to close them these are some of the reasons why obama close it it's the guantanamo is part of a broader architecture and shift in the way that the us operates right it's towards a permanent war footing in which us law takes a back seat to priorities of an expansive counterterrorism campaign one in which frankly human rights are given the same level of priority that they were uh in us law prior to the nine eleven attacks this is the war on terror guantanamo isn't just an isolated thing it is an exemplar of the way that this pursuit of terrorism is corrupted american law and the rule of law and a lot of fundamental ways which is why the obama administration seem so intent on closing it and make no mistake like the because the war on terror continues we've escalated in afghanistan we've escalated our involvement against isis and even though the military conflict zenit it's there are almost at it excuse me it's it's completely possible that a lot of these terrace that were that we may capture get martell does them and up in guantanamo as trump added so even though the last kind of persons been there uh arrived in two thousand eight we might have reason additions right anther trump actually said.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Worldly
"Or does actually permit detention without trial of captured enemies like that's a normal thing you can do that during hostilities while wars going on the problem is that this war on terror isn't a traditional war that has like a he definitive end date obviously all these years later we are still fighting that right were still using the the congress authorization for that war and so these people there's no time where we can like say oh these are captured prisoners of war we now consent who backward on fighting there's there's no end to it so it's become this like weird legal challenge that the obama administration the bush administration before and now the trump administration have to come to grapple with so what do we do with these people um and it goes to kind of the broader point that we still have to deal with so i think we can get into the status of guantanamo now right so all these years later what sixteen years later um so there were total about seven hundred eighty people have gone through guantanamo bay seven hundred and thirty of and transferred there still forty one people right now still being held and get mile so those forty one prisoners are kind of the big issue were still dealing with right now five of them have already been recommended for transfer out so that's one of the issues as what do we do with these people right who have been cleared we are not charging them with anything at doesn't necessarily mean they didn't do anything uh but we haven't we don't have enough to charge them in a court of law right so they've been cleared but the problem is that we have to find a country to take them one of the countries that has been taking people in some of these places some of them are from yemen is yemen so you might remember we've mentioned this on podcast before we've done an episode yemen is in a massive state of of war right now so it's not like we can.
"guantanamo" Discussed on On The Media
"During the obama administration the fate of guantanamo and those prisoners was the subject of an ongoing debate handwringing in the obama white house about the conflict between trying to keep the homeland protected and also to afford basic human rights to detainees there is no such tension in the current administration guantanamo is off the radar what is your greatest fear about that i always hope and pray that they close guantanamo bay because guantanamo bay is at the office silver justice american people are better than that and my feeling i hope that i am wrong that and medicare don't is tradition of kidnapping untold sitting people without the rule of law and that they carry on the legacy of guantanamo bay even expanding it because now people started to accept that is very very fierce armed muhammadu thank you very very much god bless you and thank you for having me muhammadu old slot he is the author of guantanamo diary which is now available in its unprotected form thanks for listening to this podcast extra if you want more ot am sign up for a newsletter at on the media dot org follow us on facebook and on twitter on the media.
"guantanamo" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"President obama tried to have guantanamo closed and failed after some seven years are there are practical problems with closing it there's a lot of blame to go around when it comes to the fact that guantanamo still open by i think it's important to recognize that it was the policy contentious of boll president obama and president bush that the prison at guantanamo needs to be closed right and and donald trump's uh decision to to make the formal policy the united states to continue to detain muslims there forever uh is really very significant um because you know even if even if you don't prioritise human rights uh it they're keeping guantanamo open undermines our national security right consider the president talked about isis consider the fact that i invokes the very existence of guantanamo as a recruiting tool right isis and other terrorist group to use the propaganda value of guantanamo to recruit new members to attack us so keeping the prison open his really counterproductive new deeds forty one detainees that are dear have they been tried almost no one at guantanamo has been try you know there are there have been a total of seven hundred eighty muslim men and boys held at guantanamo since it opened sixteen years ago and you know more people have died at guantanamo that have been convicted there i mean guantanamo is really a complete failure when it comes to prosecuting alleged terrorists and um you know the the uh that's not going to change right because it is endemic to um to a prison that was designed to be entirely outside the law i mean you know the for example the nine eleven case has been going on for years and years at guantanamo and we are nowhere near the actual start of that while i mean it's been a complete failure and it you know if if i were um uh nine eleven victim or a family member of a victim i would be outraged that the uh the alleged perpetrators of uh that terrorist attack continued to be held in guantanamo rather than be tried in federal courts i'm trump during his speech tonight he was referring to do business who have been released from guantanamo said lee's foolishly released hundreds and hundreds of dangerous terrorists only meet them again on the battlefield including.
"guantanamo" Discussed on PRI's The World
"For having me maybe someday will see the artistic dividends that the trauma of war in yemen may produce right now in new york we're seeing the art of trauma in detention a new show at the john j college of criminal justice in new york city is generating intense reactions because it features artwork produced by prisoners at the us navy base in guantanamo bay cuba one of the pieces is even by a prisoner on trial for his alleged role in the nine eleven attacks by wgbf colleague arrun roth has been following this story since he saw some de teeny art last year on a reporting trip to guantanamo so he went to new york to see the show a more all baluchi is on trial in a military commission in guantanamo bay for his role in supporting the nine eleven attacks today a piece of his artwork is on display not far from where the twin towers fell the abstract watercolour reflects his torture at the hands of the cia it's called vertigo fifth floral at winds will die and will jury it to shelley floyd halfway very gal can no longer see which is the result of an injury he suffered during interrogation every thompson was an art professor john j and curator of the show she studied the intersection of art in criminal behaviour who was surprised to hear that war on terror detainees were making heart one of the lawyers four detainees approached me and said i want my clients are to be exhibited and i said when he knows are made at guantanamo and she took me to our office and open file cabinets full of paintings in her wa office in midtown manhattan and showed me all these images of the seat created by her client turns out there was a lot of our can the hands of various lawyers gifts from prisoners they represented in review boards and military commissions most of them a mike amaro baluchi were not considered highvalue detainees and four the artists with work in the show were released under president obama ali hussein is a lawyer for the center for constitutional rights.
"guantanamo" Discussed on On The Media
"I don't have to vindicate what they say i am during the obama administration the fate of guantanamo and those prisoners was the subject of an ongoing debate handwringing in the obama white house about the conflict between trying to keep the homeland protected and also to afford basic human rights to detainees there is no such tension in the current administration guantanamo is off the radar what is your greatest fear about that i only hope and pray that they close guantanamo bay because guantanamo bay is at the office sylvie justice american people out of better than that and i feel i hope that i am wrong that america is the decision of kidnapping adult sitting without the rule of law and that they carry all of the legacy of what that obey even expanding it because in all people are thought to accept it that is very very fair slumped on muhammadu thank you very very much god bless you and thank you for having muhammadu old slogging is the author of guantanamo diary which was released last month in its on redacted for.
"guantanamo" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Guantanamo he has said that that would be extremely where i'm not even sure there's been a president take somebody who's been arrested on us soil and ship them out of the us a outside the us justice system so that would be extremely rare all right and very quickly can you summarize big picture warrior we are in terms of domestic terrorism arena where important to remember we have not suffered a major foreign attacks since nine eleven from an outside group a we've seen individual attacks and that in some sense has been a relative success and pair national security correspondent greg mary thank you thank you hmm the pianist and composer mojo richard abrams died sunday at the age of eighty seven throughout his career he pushed the boundaries of jazz an improvisational music he said an example for other musicians looking to create their own avenues for getting their work heard the national endowment for the arts named abrams of jazz master in two thousand ten npr's on a stasi it's york us has this appreciation mohale richard abrams was driven by curiosity and in a neyts discipline he was mostly selftaught as he told the nea when he received its highest chas honor i just decided monday to that i wanted to play them in half in a funny way masses to hit a new peak of purple and said that i was learn what all these symbols men abrams was born and raised in chicago and greg hearing the blues he started playing hard bob with the likes of dexter gordon and eddie harris a style he returned to you from time to time boro.