TV News LIES

Thursday, Sep 18th

Last update11:25:37 PM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Prosecutor: Court ruling cuts vision for Guantánamo war crimes trials

Prosecutor: Court ruling cuts vision for Guantánamo war crimes trials

E-mail Print PDF

Gitmo trialsExpect only seven more captives to be charged at the war court, the chief Pentagon prosecutor said Sunday, offering a much reduced vision of the scope of the special court after a federal court setback.

Six prisoners await death-penalty trials — Khalid Sheik Mohammed, 48, and four other alleged plotters accused of killing 2,976 people in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks plus a Saudi man accused of engineering al-Qaida’s USS Cole bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors. Seven others have already been convicted of al-Qaida foot-soldier crimes.

But, recently, a federal court overturned the 2008 conviction of Osama bin Laden’s driver, concluding that providing material support for terror was not a viable war crime for many held captive at Guantánamo.

Based on that decision, the total number of prisoners “who can be realistically prosecuted” number around 20, chief prosecutor Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins told reporters on the eve of resumption of pre-trial hearings in the Sept. 11 case.

Now, with 166 men left here, that means about 150 will never be charged with a crime.

TVNL Comment: American justice: detention without charges. Imprisonment without trial. Doesn't that make you proud?  Just asking....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Razor-thin majority of High Court uphold law used to exclude Israeli-Arabs

Israeli court upholds discriminationBy a razor-thin majority, the High Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld a law that hundreds...

Palestinian migrants drown after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

palestinians drownOver a dozen Palestinians who fled Gaza died Saturday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean...

Advocate for domestic workers’ rights wins MacArthur ‘genius’ award

Ai-Jen PooIn 2011, a year after the nation’s first domestic workers’ bill of rights became law in...

Human trafficking’s dark secrets revealed

Human traffickingThe 17-year-old sex trafficking victim thought her life was over.Taken from another state, she was trafficked...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!