Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .

US files charges against Guantanamo inmate
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) June 10, 2013

The Pentagon announced Monday that war crime charges carrying a life sentence have been brought against an Iraqi held at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi is accused of "perfidy" for having allegedly worked with late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to attack US and coalition forces as well as civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He is also said to have served as an intermediary between Al-Qaeda and other extremist groups like the Taliban.

Iraqi faces life in prison if convicted by a military commission tribunal.

The charges marked the second time in nine months that an indictment has been brought against one of the 166 prisoners that remain at the US military-run prison in Cuba.

They also came as President Barack Obama has renewed a pledge to shut down the facility, where nearly two thirds of the prisoners are waging a hunger strike to protest their open-ended detention.

Iraqi was described as a senior member of Al-Qaeda. He was transferred to Guantanamo in April 2007, namely to Camp 7, reserved for "high value" detainees, including the five accused in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

In a statement issued when he was first brought to Guantanamo, the Pentagon said Iraqi had "worked directly with the Taliban to determine responsibility and lines of communication between Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan, specifically with regard to the targeting of US forces."

In August, Saudi suspect Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi was accused of plotting terror attacks against oil interests in Yemen.

Six men have been taken before before military courts since these were reformed in 2009: the five 9/11 suspects and the accused mastermind of the USS Cole bombing in 2000, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. They face the death penalty if convicted.

So far, seven detainees have been convicted by a court martial since the prison opened in January 2002. The prison has held as many as 779 men at the same time.

A Guantanamo prison spokesman said that 104 inmates have been on a hunger strike for more than four months, including 41 who are being force-fed. Of the total, 86 have not been tried or charged.


Related Links
The Long War - Doctrine and Application

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Four arrested over blaze at London Islamic school
London (AFP) June 10, 2013
Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire at an Islamic boarding school in London, police said Monday, as they stepped up patrols around Muslim sites in the capital. The blaze was the second suspicious fire at an Islamic institution in London following the brutal May 22 killing of a soldier near his barracks in Woolwich. Two converts to Islam have been charged with the murd ... read more

Israel fast-tracks Arrow 3 over Iran nuclear fears

US Missile Shield Threatens Balance in Asia-Pacific Region

US to send Patriot missiles, F-16s to Jordan for drill

Russia developing counter-measures for European anti-missile shield

PAC-3 MSE Missile Flight Tested At White Sands

Putin holds back on Syria missile delivery

Taiwan deploys new powerful rocket system: report

Lockheed Martin Completes Anti Ship Missile Tests

US drone kills 7, first since Pakistan PM Sharif sworn in

Pakistan families of victims demand halt to US drone strikes

End drone strikes, new Pakistan PM tells US

Incoming Pakistan PM Sharif condemns drone attack

Mutualink Platform to be Deployed by US DoD during JUICE 2013

General Dynamics to Deliver U.S. Army's Newest Tactical Ground Station Intelligence System

Boeing-built WGS-5 Satellite Enhances Tactical Communications for Warfighters

US Navy And Lockheed Martin Deliver Secure Communications Satellite For Mobile Users

Cyprus assesses security, safety threats of submerged ammo dumps

Northrop Grumman Begins Sampling New Gallium Nitride Packaged Power Amplifier

Lockheed Martin Delivers Modernized Laser Range Finder For Apache Helicopter

Chile to buy surplus U.S. armored amphibious vehicles

Merkel ally resists fresh pressure to resign

Pressures grow on global defense spending: report

India promises to clean up military corruption

Thales delivers final Hawkei test vehicles

Outside View: The third Russian Revolution

Japan, US stage joint island retaking drill

Obama, Xi forge rapport in debut summit

Outside View: Trapped in the cul de sac of no good choices

Carbon nanotubes for molecular magnetic resonances

New microfluidic method expands toolbox for nanoparticle manipulation

Stretchable, transparent graphene-metal nanowire electrode

Shape-shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement