Mustafa al Hawsawi
The injuries that resulted from the government's "excessive force" have gone untreated.
Today's holdups were about who needs to know what. The prosecution team represents the government and gets to decide what classified information related to the case it shares with the defense teams and even with the judge.
“The government may have no sense of urgency in providing proper medical care, since ultimately, the goal of the prosecution is to kill Mr. al-Hawsawi,” say his lawyers.
Despite the new rules, there’s still a big problem with overclassification at Guantanamo, Kammen says. But as James Connell
Walter Ruiz, Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi's lawyer and a former Navy commander, told the court that Hawsawi's treatment needs stem from injuries he sustained under U.S.-sponsored torture. Ruiz wants to interview his client's doctors to learn more about the "ongoing bleeding" and "colorectal issues that stem from his time in captivity...."
A little government shut-down wasn't going to deter Army Colonel James Pohl. While most federal employees were furloughed, the judge presiding over the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo Bay military commissions on Tuesday insisted the pre-trial hearings continue apace.
Starting tomorrow, almost 11 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo
Scarcely in its history has the United States entertained such a shabby and shamelessly politicized travesty of justice as the Military Commissions.
With no visible progress this was another dismal outing for the Commissions, and another warning for the Obama administration that any kind of revival of the wretched trial system will remain fraught with insoluble problems.
The key phrases here are Waxman's opinions that the Obama administration "didn't want to litigate" the case, and that it