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Defense lawyers for one of the alleged Qaeda operatives held at Guantanamo and charged in the military commission asked the military judge to inquire into the firings, which were not explained by the Pentagon at the time. Various Guantanamo defense attorneys said they suspected that Rishikof and ...
Rabat- An appeal by Ahed Tamimi's attorney to have the teenage activist's trial opened to the public has been denied by an Israeli military judge, according to The Times of Israel. Tamini, who was arrested on December 19 last year for slapping an Israeli soldier in her West Bank village of Nebi Saleh, ...

Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghaida began his interrogation of Maj. Suzan Hajj Hobeiche Tuesday, a judicial source told The Daily Star. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted access 1 ...
A military judge is expected to render a decision today in the case of a Halifax sailor accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate. Accused Master Seaman Daniel Cooper, right, arrives for his standing court martial case in Halifax on Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017. Cooper faces one charge of sexual assault, and ...
HALIFAX -- A Halifax-based sailor has been handed a 22-month jail sentence and has been dismissed from the navy after a military judge found him guilty of sexually assaulting a subordinate. In a verdict rendered Monday, military Judge Cmdr. Sandra Sukstorf also found Master Seaman Daniel Cooper ...
His defense attorney told the military judge that he spoke with the district attorney and public defender in New Jersey's Middlesex County and learned that Toth would “probably not” have to register, according to court filings. The judge then told Toth that state laws can change and he might need to register ...

She became a military judge in 2010, presiding over courts-martial proceedings throughout the United States. Three years later, she became Chief Judge of the Naval and Marine Corps Trial Judiciary. She later served as commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Region Legal Service Office (Japan), and ...
Instead, Anderson is confined to the Miramar Consolidated Brig in California, serving a 42-month sentence after being convicted in 2015 by a military judge of sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, aggravated assault, assault consummated by battery, kidnapping, and wrongfully communicating a threat.
A special prosecutor has been named in the case involving Chief Military Judge Colonel Mario Dutil. Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Poland has been named as a special prosecutor, the Canadian Forces announced Monday. In an unprecedented situation, Dutil, Canada's top military judge, was charged in ...
Prosecutors were ordered Tuesday to draft warrants permitting U.S. Marshals to seize two civilian defense attorneys who left the USS Cole terrorism case and have refused to comply with a subpoena from the judge who is presiding over the case. The judge, Air Force Col. Vance Spath, said he was ...
First, most retired military judges already have extensive experience adjudicating cases, particularly in the field of criminal law. Second, as retired members of the armed forces, these judges would bring a diversity of thought and experience to the bench. Third, having completed careers in an institution ...
RAMALLAH, February 13, 2018 (WAFA) – The Israeli military judge ordered on Tuesday all media to leave the courtroom at Ofer military camp where the trial of Ahed Tamimi is being held, according to reports. Tamimi, 17, who was detained in December after she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier who ...
In response to a petition filed by Palestinians against the head of the Civil Administration, the head of the State Prosecutor's Office acknowledges concerns that decisions made by military judges might overturn earlier rulings that West Bank land was “state land,” not privately-owned Palestinian land.
A special prosecutor has been named in the case involving Chief Military Judge Colonel Mario Dutil. Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Poland has been named as a special prosecutor, the Canadian Forces announced Monday. In an unprecedented situation, Dutil, Canada's top military judge, was charged in ...
In this 2014 photo, the guided missile destroyer USS Cole approaches Mole Pier at Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., for a port visit. On Tuesday, prosecutors were ordered to draft warrants for two civilian attorneys who had left the USS Cole terrorism case. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd ...
Article 209 of the Decree on Security Instructions (issued by the military commander of the West Bank) already allows the death penalty for murder, or what the law calls “intentional manslaughter,” provided that the sentence receives unanimous approval from a panel of military judges. The proposed bill ...
“Earlier today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid charges against the Chief Military Judge. “Today's announcement serves to remind us that, as in the civilian justice system, no one is above the law. All Canadian Armed Forces members, regardless of their rank or position, remain ...

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — The dilemma of how to go forward with the USS Cole death penalty trial after the capital defense lawyer quit loomed over this week's hearing — with prosecutors authenticating signatures on packages of evidence from the 2000 bombing site and a defense ...
Vladeck and his co-counsel questioned the legality of an officer being both a military judge and a civilian judge simultaneously, as well as their ability to sit as part of a panel that court-martialed their clients. Throughout the summer, Lucy Lyford, a research assistant and third-year law student, helped ...
He claims he was released due to the direct intercession of the prime minister, but regardless, he had to appear the next day before a military judge who specializes in cases involving Israeli collaborators and ISIS terrorists. “The judge was really bothered by this case,” Doueiri says. “He knows that I did not ...
The dilemma of how to go forward with the USS Cole death-penalty trial after the capital defense lawyer quit loomed over this week's hearing — with prosecutors authenticating signatures on packages of evidence from the 2000 bombing site, and a defense attorney refusing to participate. The judge, Air ...
Last November, a military judge, Col. Jeffery Nance, rejected a prosecutor's recommendation that Bergdahl be sentenced to 14 years confinement. Nance ruled that he should be dishonorably discharged and reduced in rank to private. President Donald Trump criticized the decision as a disgrace to the ...
The 9/11 trial judge has ruled that he and the prosecution did nothing wrong in authorizing the destruction of a former CIA “Black Site” prison without advance notice to defense attorneys. Separately, Army Col. James L. Pohl, the judge, also postponed plans to hold a pretrial, mini-hearing meant to tackle two ...
United States [transcript, PDF], consolidated with two other cases, considers the effect of a rule that says military judges cannot hold multiple offices. After President Barack Obama nominated and the Senate confirmed Colonel Martin Mitchell as a judge of the US Court of Military Commission Review ...
On Monday, during the first war court session of 2018 at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), five detainees accused guards of sexual harassment. According to the Miami Herald, detainees alleged they were sexually harassed when guards conducted “groin searches” instead of using scanners. “We be under sexual ...
In 2006, Congress – relying on its power under Article I of the Constitution to regulate the armed forces – created the United States Court of Military Commission Review. That court, known as the CMCR, hears appeals from military commissions, such as the one created at Guantanamo to try enemy ...
"We understand the defendants were tried by military judges on the basis of legislation that refers cases of destruction of public property to military courts and in view of the victims being from the Egyptian Military Academy," OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell told reporters in Geneva. "Civilians should only ...
“We understand the defendants were tried by military judges on the basis of legislation that refers cases of destruction of public property to military courts and in view of the victims being from the Egyptian Military Academy,” OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell told reporters on Friday at the regular news ...
At a recent conference to honor military judges, Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy dismissed those claims, saying "The military judiciary has a clear and clean record throughout its history of justice, both within the armed forces and in cooperation with the civil judiciary." "The rise in the number of executions ...
He is also a former military judge and paratrooper. A source close to the judiciary committee familiar with the thinking of New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand says the two participated in the larger vetting process related to the Big Apple appointments, "but the senators would still need to ...
Israel's parliament on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a bill making it easier for "terrorists" to be sentenced to death after a push by right-wing politicians for the deeply controversial legislation. The bill, approved 52-49, would ease the requirements military courts must meet to sentence those ...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Bahrain's Military High Court on Monday sentenced six Shiites to death, 15 years in prison and revoked their nationality on charges of attempting to assassinate the commander-in-chief of the country's defense force, who oversees the appointment of military judges.
First, most retired military judges already have extensive experience adjudicating cases, particularly in the field of criminal law. Second, as retired members of the armed forces, these judges would bring a diversity of thought and experience to the bench. Third, having completed careers in an institution ...
Tomorrow Abdullah Abu Rahmah will be taken once again in front of a military judge. ... Since then, two military judges have conceded that Abdullah is not dangerous and should be released on certain conditions, but the military prosecution is intent on making sure he remains in detention, and has ...
Steinberger, currently assigned to Undersea Warfare Development Command, did not enter a plea during the half-hour hearing and deferred a decision to have his case heard before a military judge or a jury to a later date. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 14 and a half years in prison. The trial is ...
On 4 October 2017, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $525.00 pay per month for 3 months, and confinement for 73 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than time already served (56 days) is to be suspended. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service ...
On Monday at Fort Bragg, N.C., the military judge presiding over Bergdahl's sentencing said the case will go on despite the remarks. The judge, Col. Jeffery Nance, said that unlawful command influence is the "mortal enemy of military justice." However, Nance said he was "completely unaffected" by Trump's ...
The judge deciding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's punishment said Monday he is concerned that President Trump's comments about the case could impact the public's perception of the military justice system. Sentencing for Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy was set to ...
RAMALLAH, February 13, 2018 (WAFA) – The Israeli military judge ordered on Tuesday all media to leave the courtroom at Ofer military camp where the trial of Ahed Tamimi is being held, according to reports. Tamimi, 17, who was detained in December after she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier who ...
Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawan issued four indictments Thursday against suspects involved in terrorist organizations Daesh (ISIS) and the Bilal Badr group, local media reported. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes.
Canada's highest-ranking military judge has been charged in an alleged fraud involving false documents and an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. The Canadian Forces National Investigative Service charged Col. Mario Dutil with three counts under the National Defence Act including fraud, ...
First, the defense secretary may “assign persons who are appellate military judges to be judges on the [CMCR],” provided such person is already a “commissioned officer ... Both parties agree that CCA judges do not hold civil offices because the “role of a military judge is germane to that of a military officer.
2018), a military judge approved the prosecution's request to remand 'Ahed and Nariman Tamimi in custody. The hearing, which was held at Ofer Military ... All the military prosecution's requests to extend their detention have been approved by the military judges. Meanwhile, the prosecution has built up ...
Law360, Nashville (January 16, 2018, 4:02 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump on Friday nominated two former generals, one of whom is a former military judge, for roles as a senior manpower official in the U.S. Department of Defense and as the new legal chief for the U.S. Air Force. James N. Stewart, the chair of the ...
United States [transcript, PDF], consolidated with two other cases, considers the effect of a rule that says military judges cannot hold multiple offices. After President Barack Obama nominated and the Senate confirmed Colonel Martin Mitchell as a judge of the US Court of Military Commission Review ...
Although the military judges at issue in this case were appointed to the CMCR by the president, Fletcher explained, the fact that military officers can also be assigned is enough to constitute the necessary congressional authorization. In fact, he continued, the four judges in this case had all been initially ...
Hailey native Bowe Bergdahl's three-year legal ordeal ended in November when a military judge ordered a dishonorable discharge, but spared him prison time. Bergahl was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan in 2009. He spent nearly five ...
Only 41 "war on terror" captives remain at the prison camps on the U.S. navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Roughly a third of them are being held there at Camp 7, a lockup so secret that its very location is classified. Known as "high value detainees." they all underwent brutal interrogations in secret CIA ...
... a pretrial agreement to possessing child pornography, distributing child pornography, and soliciting the rape of a child. On 8 November 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 8 years.
First, most retired military judges already have extensive experience adjudicating cases, particularly in the field of criminal law. Second, as retired members of the armed forces, these judges would bring a diversity of thought and experience to the bench. Third, having completed careers in an institution ...


 

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