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.
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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.
The Obama administration ran into a wall of political opposition when it tried to close Guantánamo Prison. The former vice president rarely brings up the topic and has yet to draw up a strategy but says he shares the goal.
Advocates said the ruling, in the case of a Qaeda courier, was a watershed in dealing with the treatment of the men who were held and interrogated by the C.I.A. after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, two judges have ordered the government to arrange classified calls between some detainees and their lawyers, or explain why not.
In a letter, Senators asked the Pentagon how the military is safeguarding troops and prisoners from an outbreak of COVID-19 given the base’s limited health care facilities.
With the Sept. 11 hearings delayed, prosecutors and defenders are looking for ways to let lawyers talk with the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay.
The trial of five men accused of plotting the attacks had been scheduled for early next year—almost 20 years after the hijackings. Now even that schedule won’t be met. Here are the reasons.
A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.
David Bruck, described as a pioneer in the community of death penalty defense lawyers, has represented a white supremacist, the Boston Marathon bomber and a woman who drowned her young children.
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.
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.