Orders Classifying ‘Observations & Experiences’ of Guantanamo Prisoners Formerly Held by CIA Are Lifted

By: Monday December 16, 2013 8:23 pm

While the military commission’s ruling has not been made public, defense attorney for Guantanamo prisoner Ammar al Baluchi announced that “several orders” had been issued in the 9/11 case which “lift the provision classifying the ‘observations and experiences’ of defendants formerly held by the CIA.” James Connell explained that CIA information remains classified, but “the [...]

9/11 Suspects’ Lawyers to Obama: Declassify Rendition, Detention & Interrogation Program Details

By: Friday October 25, 2013 5:14 pm

Military defense attorneys for suspects the United States government has put on trial for their alleged involvement in the September 11th attacks have written a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that his administration take the step of declassifying details of the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program. They have urged the administration to do [...]

9/11 Anniversary and How Snowden’s Whistleblowing Has Shifted Views on Phone, Internet Surveillance

By: Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:35 am

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, that killed over three thousand people when planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Americans were more than willing to give up civil liberties if it meant it would be easier for the government to fight the “war [...]

The Continued Subversion of Attorney-Client Privilege at Guantanamo Bay

By: Friday February 15, 2013 12:10 pm

With each hearing before the Guantanamo military commission, it becomes more evident that privileged legal communications defense attorneys are supposed to be able to have with their clients are being violated. Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, Walid Muhammad Salih Bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi are all on trial for [...]

Monitor Outside Gitmo Tribunal Has Power to Censor Proceedings Without Judge’s Knowledge

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 12:32 pm

The Guantanamo war court was deciding whether to go into a closed session yesterday. David Nevin, who is representing 9/11 suspect, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, was speaking in court about the decision to argue some of a motion involving evidence of CIA black prison sites. The audio feed went off for three minutes and court was [...]

Defense Lawyers for 9/11 Suspects Seek Evidence of CIA Torture for Use at Trial

By: Monday January 28, 2013 11:38 am

A week of pretrial proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay war court is scheduled. One of the key issues that will be deliberated is whether the defense for five men on trial for their alleged involvement in the September 11th attacks can have access to documents and information on the White House or Justice Department’s authority [...]

Woman Handcuffed, Detained & Strip-Searched on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Files Lawsuit Against Racial Profiling

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 6:01 pm

On the ten year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, an Ohio mother was flying on a Frontier Airlines flight from San Francisco to Detroit. The plane landed and heavily armed agents boarded the plane and removed her. She was handcuffed, pat searched and then strip searched and locked in a cell at the Detroit Metropolitan [...]

Judge Clears Federal Officials of Wrongdoing in Harsh Confinement of Muslims Immediately After 9/11

By: Friday January 18, 2013 11:32 am

A federal judge dismissed complaints in a lawsuit alleging former Justice Department officials violated the rights of Arab or Muslim immigrants in the immediate months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights, sought to hold the officials accountable for subjecting the immigrants to harsh confinement on the [...]

Judge Rules Torture Testimony at Guantanamo Military Commission Can Be Censored

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:44 pm

A military judge has ruled that statements made by defendants on trial for their involvement in the September 11th attacks could be censored if they make statements about how they were tortured or abused. Judge Col. James Pohl ruled the government had “submitted declarations…from representatives of the CIA, [Department of Defense], and FBI invoking the [...]

More Killing in Obama’s ‘War on Terror’ Than Bush’s ‘War’

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director under President George W. Bush, delivered a speech yesterday where he outlined the ways that President Barack Obama has managed a “practical consensus,” which has fostered “powerful continuity between two vastly different presidents”—himself and his predecessor, Bush. At the University of Michigan last Friday, according to Wired, [...]

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