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Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Aug. 6, 2008 - The first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay has found Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver, guilty of eight charges of supporting terrorism. The jury of military officers acquitted him of two separate, more serious, charges of conspiracy.
He could be sentenced to life in prison. If there is an appeal, the case could go as far as the Supreme Court.
- Hamdan, who is about 40 and was captured in Afghanistan in November 2001, faces a maximum life sentence when the sentencing hearing gets under way later on Wednesday.
This was the first US war crimes trial since World War II.
- Source: BBC
U.S. to Seek Death Penalty for Guantanamo Prisoners With Sept. 11 Ties
Feb. 11, 2008 - Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman announced that six prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will be formally charged, perhaps today, for terror attacks on the United States.
One of the prisoners is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the attack. Another is
Mohammed al-Qahtani, who was supposed to be the 20th hijacker, but missed the flight. The others are:
Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi; and Walid bin Attash.
- Military prosecutors also will ask for the death penalty for the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, according to a second official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the charges had not been announced.
- Source: Fox
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