The war court where the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are on trial operates under classification rules that are inconsistent, complex and sometimes absurd.
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Col. W. Shane Cohen had served on the case for less than a year and set a January 2021 jury selection date that now appears uncertain.
Twenty years ago, India let Masood Azhar go. Now he and his jihadist group may be one of the greatest obstacles to resolving the crisis in Kashmir.
At Camp 7, the military holds prisoners who were previously held and interrogated by the C.I.A. But in recent years, conditions have eased up a bit.
For the first time, a federal court is requiring the United States military to allow American and foreign doctors to assess a mentally ill prisoner at Guantánamo Bay.
Testimony at Guantánamo Bay shows that C.I.A. black sites, where some detainees were tortured, amounted to test labs for unproven techniques, with shifting rules shaping operations.
The defendant was first charged in 2011 in a case that has been plagued by years of delays.
The court will allow the lawyer to withdraw gradually from the case for health reasons while the Pentagon finds another death penalty expert.
At issue is a defense lawyer’s request to leave the case for health reasons. In court, the prosecutor opposed the move, saying there is no “medical emergency.”
The trial had been scheduled to start next January but is likely to be delayed by the departure of James P. Harrington, who represents Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the five defendants.
The judge has set next January to begin jury selection in the long-awaited trial of five men accused of plotting the terrorist attacks. But big logistical challenges remain.
The island has a long history of encouraging residents to identify as white, but there are growing efforts to raise awareness about racism.