Friday, April 22, 2011

Death sought for Guantanamo detainee

The Defense Department announced Wednesday that it is seeking the death penalty against a Guantanamo Bay detainee in connection with the USS Cole bombing in Yemen more than a decade ago.

Military prosecutors have re-filed terrorism and murder charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, of Saudi Arabia, the first case to move forward since President Obama ordered military trials to resume at Guantanamo Bay. . . .

Al-Nashiri had been waterboarded during the Bush administration.

The candidate who pledged to end military tribunals, try terror suspects in civilian courts, close Guantanamo and end torture is now the President seeking the death penalty in a military trial of a tortured Guantanamo inmate.


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