The selection of Col. Stephen Keane eliminates one crucial roadblock to restarting pretrial hearings in the long-running case of the five men accused of helping to plot the attack.
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Eric Kerska, whose daughter was deployed to the base, said he was alarmed by the isolation of young soldiers on their first tour as a coronavirus precaution.
The decision in the case of a Yemeni held at Guantánamo Bay since 2004 found that an indefinite detainee’s only constitutional right is to challenge his detention.
Entering the year, the calendar for court activity on the Sept. 11 case appeared to be packed. But no hearing has been held since February.
After a report from the Pentagon, Democrats questioned whether there was enough capacity to help either detainees or their guards if an outbreak occurs.
The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the military to consider creating a quarantine zone at the court compound to allow proceedings to continue in the case of the alleged 9/11 plotters.
The Trump administration sent the stateless man who had served his sentence to an undisclosed country rather than defend never-before-used executive authority to keep holding him.
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With proceedings at Guantánamo Bay upended, chances are growing that the 20th anniversary will pass without the trial of the men accused of plotting the attack getting underway.
In a test of its power to impose indefinite detention, the administration asked two appeals courts to stop a lower court from freeing a stateless man who has completed his prison term.
Adham Hassoun had completed a 15-year sentence in the United States on terrorism-related charges. Unable to deport him, the government sought to keep him in open-ended custody.