Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Military Tribunal Hearing to Start Today

Saudi facing USA tribunal, defense charges torture.
By David Morgan

Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba (Reuters)
Saudi Jabran Said bin al Qahtani, Algerian Sufyian Barhoumi, and Saudi Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi are scheduled to appear seperately this eek in front of a Military Tribunal. Qahtani and his co-conspirators were captured in Pakistan by Pakistani forces in the city of Faisalabad as he was preparing to join in the fight against the USA.

He is charged with writing two instruction manuals on how to assemble circuit boards to be used as timing devices for bombs. He is facing life without parole, along with the other two captured with him.

Prosecutor AFCol. Moe Davis stated there are dozens more to be charged than the ten already in progress. Some of the charged may be eligable for the death penalty.

Defense Attorney Army Lt. Col. Bryan Bryoles stated this pre-trial hearing would be uneventful, even though he has to has to raise motions to throw out evidense captured through 'torture.' There is a directive from the DoD which states, "...tribunals to prohibit the use of evidence found to result from torture."

Editor's Note: Are we at war or not? Are we not supposed to kill them? Life without parole? I am shaking my head.

Category: Military.

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