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Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
(Arabic: عبد الرحيم النشيري‎;  pronunciation (help·info) /ɑːbɪd/ /ælrɑːˈhiːm/ /ælnɑːˈʃiːriː/; born January 5, 1965) is a Saudi Arabian citizen alleged to be the mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole and other maritime terrorist attacks.[3] He is alleged to have headed al-Qaeda operations in the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
and the Gulf states prior to his capture in November 2002 by the CIA's Special Activities Division.[4][5] Al-Nashiri was captured in Dubai in 2002 and held for four years in secret CIA
CIA
prisons known as "black sites" in Afghanistan, Thailand, Poland, Morocco, and Romania, before being transferred to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. While being interrogated, al-Nashiri was waterboarded, a technique since classified as torture. In 2005 the CIA
CIA
destroyed the tapes of Nashiri's waterboarding. In another incident he was naked and hooded and threatened with a gun and a power drill to scare him into talking.[6][7][8][9] Al-Nashiri was granted victim status in 2010 by the Polish government and a Polish prosecutor began "investigating the possible abuse of power by Polish public officials with regard to a CIA
CIA
black site" in 2008.[10][11][12] In December 2008, al-Nashiri was charged by the United States before a Guantanamo Military Commission.[13] The charges were dropped in February 2009 and reinstated in 2011.[14][15] As of 2011, al-Nashiri is on trial before a military tribunal in Guantanamo on charges of war crimes that carry the death penalty. As it is extremely unlikely he would be freed if found not guilty, his lawyers have called the proceeding a show trial.[16]

Contents

1 Background 2 Allegedly joined al-Qaeda 3 Arrest 4 Combatant Status Review 5 Interrogation

5.1 Order overruled 5.2 Charges dropped 5.3 Charges re-instated 5.4 Death penalty 5.5 Request to end the prosecution 5.6 Questioning whether Al Nashiri will continue to be detained if he is acquitted 5.7 Defense motions filed in April 2012 5.8 Jose Rodriguez's dispute over al Nashiri's role

6 Mental health examination 7 Military Commission 8 European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights
decision 9 References 10 External links

Background[edit] Born in Saudi Arabia, al-Nashiri travelled to Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the early 1990s to participate in attacks against the Russians in the region, at a time when the United States supported the mujahideen in such actions. In 1996, he travelled to Tajikistan
Tajikistan
and then Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where he first met Osama bin Laden.[17] Bin Laden attempted to convince al-Nashiri to join al-Qaeda at this point, but he refused because he found the idea of swearing a loyalty oath to bin Laden to be distasteful. After al-Nashiri travelled to Yemen, he is alleged to have begun to consider committing terrorist actions against United States interests.[17] When he returned to Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in 1997, he again met bin Laden, but again declined to join in the terrorist group. Instead, he fought with the Taliban
Taliban
against the Afghan Northern Alliance. Still, he assisted in the smuggling of four anti-tank missiles into Saudi Arabia, and helped arrange for a terrorist to get a Yemeni passport. His cousin, Jihad Mohammad Ali al-Makki, was one of the suicide bombers in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings
1998 U.S. embassy bombings
in Kenya.[17] Allegedly joined al-Qaeda[edit]

The USS Cole (DDG-67)
USS Cole (DDG-67)
is towed away from the port city of Aden, Yemen, into open sea on Oct. 29, 2000.

Finally, probably in 1998, al-Nashiri is alleged to have joined al-Qaeda, reporting directly to bin Laden. In late 1998, he conceived of a plot to attack a U.S. vessel using a boat full of explosives. Bin Laden personally approved of the plan, and provided money for it. First, al-Nashiri allegedly attempted to attack the USS The Sullivans as a part of the 2000 millennium attack plots, but the boat he used was overloaded with explosives and began to sink.[17] The next attempt was the USS Cole bombing, which was successful. Seventeen U.S. sailors were killed, and many more were injured. This terrorist attack made al-Nashiri prominent within al-Qaeda, and he allegedly was made the chief of operations for the Arabian Peninsula.[17] He organized the Limburg tanker bombing in 2002 of a French-flagged vessel off Yemen, and he may have planned other attacks as well. Arrest[edit] In November 2002, al-Nashiri was captured in the United Arab Emirates.[18] He is in American military custody in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp,[5] having previously been held at some secret locations. On September 29, 2004, he was sentenced to death in absentia in a Yemeni court for his role in the USS Cole bombing.[19] Before being transported to military custody at Guantanamo, al-Nashiri was held by the CIA
CIA
at black sites in Thailand and Poland
Poland
for an undisclosed amount of time. CIA
CIA
officials disagreed on al-Nashiri's role in planning the Cole bombing. One CIA
CIA
official said of al-Nashiri, "He was an idiot. He couldn't read or comprehend a comic book."[20] Combatant Status Review[edit] Main article: Combatant Status Review Tribunal The Department of Defense announced on August 9, 2007 that all fourteen of the "high-value detainees" who had been transferred to Guantanamo from the CIA's black sites, had been officially classified as "enemy combatants".[21] Although judges Peter Brownback and Keith J. Allred had ruled two months earlier that only "illegal enemy combatants" could face military commissions, the Department of Defense waived the qualifier and said that all fourteen men could now face charges before Guantanamo military commissions.[22][23] Interrogation[edit] Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
was interrogated numerous times. In 2007, he attributed his confessions of involvement in the USS Cole bombing
USS Cole bombing
to torture, including waterboarding.[24] All the details Abd al-Rahim offered of his claims of torture were redacted from his transcript.[25][26] Through Freedom of Information Act requests, the American Civil Liberties Union was able to acquire less redacted versions of the transcripts from Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri's Combatant Status Review Tribunal, and those of three other captives.[27][28] In his opening statement, al-Nashiri listed seven false confessions he had been coerced to make while being waterboarded.[25]

The French Merchant Vessel Limburg incident. The USS Cole bombing. The rockets in Saudi Arabia. The plan to bomb American ships in the Gulf. Relationship with people committing bombings in Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Laden having a nuclear bomb. A plan to hijack a plane and crash it into a ship.

During the course of his tribunal, he claimed to have made additional confessions under the duress of torture. He was ostensibly the last of the al-Qaeda suspects to be videotaped, as he was waterboarded in Thailand by CIA
CIA
officers who questioned him. Shortly after, when a prisoner died in CIA
CIA
custody in Iraq, the government agents decided against videotaping such interrogations, as this provided criminal "evidence" if things went wrong.[29] All the CIA
CIA
tapes showing detainees being waterboarded were destroyed in 2005. It was reported on August 22, 2009, that al-Nashiri was the subject of what is described as a mock execution during his torture by the CIA. A power drill and a handgun were used.[30] In May 2011, al-Nashiri's lawyers filed a case against Poland
Poland
with the European Court of Human Rights. They said that Al-Nashiri was held and allegedly tortured in a secret CIA
CIA
"black site" prison "north of Warsaw" (OSAW) from December 2002 to June 2003 with the collaboration or consent of the Polish government.[31] Order overruled[edit] On January 29, 2009, an order from US president Obama's administration to suspend all Guantanamo military commission
Guantanamo military commission
hearings for 120 days was overruled by military judge Army Colonel James Pohl
James Pohl
in al-Nashiri's case.[32][33] Charges dropped[edit] On February 5, 2009, al-Nashiri's charges were withdrawn without prejudice.[34] Charges re-instated[edit]

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Since 2011, al-Nashiri has been at trial. Death penalty[edit] The prosecution planned to request the death penalty for al-Nashiri.[35] The decision lies with the Convening authority, retired Admiral Bruce MacDonald. In April 2011, the Department of Defense allowed Richard Kammen, a civilian lawyer with a background in defending suspects against death penalty cases, to join al-Nashiri's defense team.[36] Al-Nashiri became the first Guantanamo captive to face the death penalty.[37] Request to end the prosecution[edit] In a letter in July 2011, al-Nashiri's legal team said:

Through the infliction of physical and psychological abuse, the government has essentially already killed the man it seized almost 10 years ago.

and

By torturing Mr. Al-Nashiri and subjecting him to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, the United States has forfeited its right to try him and certainly to kill him,[38]

Questioning whether Al Nashiri will continue to be detained if he is acquitted[edit] On October 24, 2011, Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Stephen Reyes filed a legal motion requesting that jurors in his case be informed that he may be detained in Guantanamo, even if he was acquitted of all charges.[39][40][41][42] Al-Nashiri's formal charges are scheduled to be announced at the Tribunal on November 9, 2011. Legal scholar Robert M. Chesney, of Lawfare, speculated al-Nashiri would be detained, if acquitted, for at least several more years.[43] Chesney argued that it would be just to continue to detain al-Nashiri, even if he were acquitted, because conviction requires a higher standard of evidence than a habeas corpus petition.

Eligibility for military detention, according to a now-substantial body of habeas case law, turns on the preponderance of the evidence standard, as applied to a substantive test inquiring whether the person was a member of al Qaeda at the time of capture. One can satisfy that standard consistent with a military commission acquittal. — Robert M. Chesney

Defense motions filed in April 2012[edit] Presiding Officer James L. Pohl considered several motions during a pre-trial hearing on April 11, 2012.[44] He deferred rulings on many of them. He did rule to unshackle al-Nashiri for meetings with his lawyers, who had argued that he was traumatized by being shackled for years in secret CIA
CIA
prisons and that being shackled during meetings impairs his ability to work with his lawyers. Jose Rodriguez's dispute over al Nashiri's role[edit] On May 8, 2012, Ali Soufan, al-Nashiri's original FBI
FBI
interrogator, asked whether a recently published book by former CIA
CIA
official Jose Rodriguez would undermine al-Nashiri's prosecution.[45] Soufan's original FBI
FBI
interrogation used the time-tested, legal technique of rapport-building. He has argued the information derived from the suspect using legal techniques, prior to the Bush administration decision to allow the CIA
CIA
to take over the interrogations and to employ torture, was reliable—where the confessions derived through torture were not. Rodriguez was in over-all charge of the CIA's torture program.[45] According to Soufan, Rodriquez's account of al Nashiri's role in the Cole bombing differed markedly from that of the prosecution. Rodriguez disputed that Al Nashiri had been the bombing's "mastermind", and agreed with a colleague who characterized him as "the dumbest terrorist I have ever met". Mental health examination[edit] Presiding Officer James Pohl
James Pohl
ruled on February 7, 2013, that an independent panel of mental health experts should examine Al Nashiri, and report on how the documented torture he was subjected to would affect his ability to assist in his own defense.[12] Pohl called for the director of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
to nominate the members of examination team.[46] He called for the team to report back by April 1, 2013. The team is supposed to be given full access to al Nashiri's medical files, including the top secret records from his times in CIA
CIA
custody. The assessment was requested by the prosecution.[47] Al Nashiri's defense team objected to the assessment, based on their doubts that a team appointed by the Office of Military Commissions could be relied upon. They called for the team to rely on the advice of Vincent Iacopino for how to interview Al Nashiri, without causing additional damage. Iacopino, a renowned expert on torture, had testified before the Military Commission on February 5, 2013 about the possible effects of torture on Al Nashiri.[48] According to Richard Kammen, Nashiri’s chief lawyer, psychiatric expert Sondra Crosby believes Nashiri is "one of the most damaged victims of torture" she has ever examined.[49] Military Commission[edit] In 2011, Vice Admiral Bruce E. MacDonald
Bruce E. MacDonald
convened a Guantanamo military commission under the Military Commissions Act of 2009 to try al-Nashiri for the bombing of the USS Cole and the M/V Limburg and the attempted bombing of the USS The Sullivans (DDG-68). Al-Nashiri then sued Vice Admiral MacDonald in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to block the commission and in May 2012, U.S. District Judge Robert Jensen Bryan rejected al-Nashiri’s claim.[50] That judgment was affirmed by United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Judges M. Margaret McKeown, Arthur Lawrence Alarcon, and Sandra Segal Ikuta in December 2013.[51] On February 18, 2014, al-Nashiri attempted to fire his counsel, Rick Kammen. Judge Pohl granted a recess until February 19, 2014, to allow Kammen to attempt to repair the relationship with his client. If the two are unable to overcome their differences, al-Nashiri would be permitted to fire Kammen under current military commission rules.[52] In August 2014, al-Nashiri’s military trial judge dismissed the charges relating to the M/V Limburg bombing.[53] The Government appealed to the United States Court of Military Commission Review
United States Court of Military Commission Review
and al-Nashiri then petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for a writ of mandamus disqualifying the military judges.[53] In June 2015, Circuit Judge Karen L. Henderson, joined by Judges Judith W. Rogers and Nina Pillard
Nina Pillard
denied al-Nashiri’s petition.[54] Al-Nashiri then sued President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking an injunction preventing proceedings in his military commission trial until his writ of habeas corpus had been resolved.[55] In December 2014, U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts held the case in abeyance pending resolution of al-Nashiri’s military commission trial and so denied as moot al-Nashiri’s lawsuit against the President.[56] Judge Roberts reasoned that the abstention doctrine announced in Schlesinger v. Councilman (1975), which required judicial review of an ongoing court-martial to wait until it is completed, also applied to al-Nashiri’s military commission.[55] In August 2016, D.C. Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith, joined by Judge David B. Sentelle, affirmed that judgment, over the dissent of Judge David S. Tatel.[57] On October 18, 2016, the new military judge, Air Force Colonel Vance Spath took a step that Stephen Vladeck, a law professor and national security expert described as "unprecedented".[58] Spath had United States Marshals take Stephen Gill, into custody, to compel him to testify at a pre-trial hearing. European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights
decision[edit] On July 24, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights
(ECHR) ruled that Poland
Poland
violated the European Convention on Human Rights
European Convention on Human Rights
when it cooperated with the U.S. by allowing the CIA
CIA
to hold and torture al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah
Abu Zubaydah
on its territory in 2002–2003. The court ordered the Polish government to pay each of the men 100,000 euros in damages.[59][60] Additionally, the ECHR ordered the Polish government to disclose details of the men’s detention and to seek diplomatic assurances from the United States that al-Nashiri will not be executed.[61] References[edit]

^ http://www.rulit.net/books/the-black-banners-read-249656-23.htm ^ OARDEC (February 8, 2007). "Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Al Nashiri, Abd Al Rahim Hussein Mohammed" (PDF). Department of Defense. Retrieved April 13, 2007. [dead link] ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/profiles/abd_al-rahim_al-nashiri.htm ^ "U.S.: Top al Qaeda operative arrested". CNN. Archived from the original on August 26, 2006. Retrieved May 16, 2013.  ^ a b "Detainee Biographies". Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 31, 2009.  ^ Price, Caitlin. " CIA
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Carol Rosenberg
(November 3, 2011). "Guantánamo's war court can't free captive found innocent". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. The U.S. military tribunal for the USS Cole bombing suspect has no power to free a captive found innocent of war crimes but shouldn’t be told the terror suspect could be held for life anyway, Pentagon prosecutors said in a court document made public Wednesday.  ^ Foster, Peter (July 17, 2012). "Court demands secret files on US 'black jails'". The Daily Telegraph. London.  ^ Gera, Vanessa (October 27, 2010). "Terror suspect gets victim status in Polish probe". The Guardian. London.  ^ a b Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg
(February 8, 2013). "Mental-health experts get access to detainee's CIA
CIA
file". Guantanamo: Miami Herald. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. At issue is whether the man whom agents sought to break through waterboarding, threatening to rape his mother in front of him and staging his mock execution with a drill while he was naked and hooded is mentally competent to stand trial.  ^ Salon.com, "Goodbye to Guantanamo?", December 23, 2008 ^ "U.S. drops Guantanamo charges per Obama order". Reuters. February 6, 2009. Archived from the original on February 9, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2009.  ^ "Executive Order -- Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities". whitehouse.gov. Archived from the original on February 4, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2009.  ^ "Guantanamo court can't free bomb suspect, U.S. says". Reuters. November 2, 2011.  ^ a b c d e National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (2004). "Chapter 5". 9/11 Commission Report.  ^ "U.S.: Top al Qaeda operative arrested". CNN. November 22, 2002. Archived from the original on August 26, 2006.  ^ Neil MacFarquhar, David Johnston (September 30, 2004). "Death Sentences in Attack on Cole". Cairo: New York Times. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi-born bin Laden associate, and Jamal al-Badawi, a 35-year-old Yemeni, were sentenced to death for their roles in the deaths of 17 United States sailors on board the destroyer, for planning the attack and for organizing an armed gang to carry it out. Mr. Nashiri, in custody at an undisclosed location outside the United States, was tried in absentia.  ^ Goldman, Adam, "The hidden history of the CIA’s prison in Poland", Washington Post, January 23, 2014 ^ Lolita C. Baldur (August 9, 2007). "Pentagon: 14 Guantanamo Suspects Are Now Combatants". Time magazine.  mirror ^ Sergeant
Sergeant
Sara Wood (June 4, 2007). "Charges Dismissed Against Canadian at Guantanamo". Department of Defense. Retrieved 2007-06-07.  ^ Sergeant
Sergeant
Sara Wood (June 4, 2007). "Judge Dismisses Charges Against Second Guantanamo Detainee". Department of Defense. Retrieved 2007-06-07.  ^ Gabriel Haboubi (March 30, 2007). "Guantanamo detainee says torture prompted confession to USS Cole bombing". The Jurist. Archived from the original on June 23, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2007.  ^ a b OARDEC (March 14, 2007). "Verbatim Transcript of Open Session Combatant Status Review Tribunal
Combatant Status Review Tribunal
Hearing for ISN 10015" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 1–36. Retrieved December 25, 2007. [dead link] ^ Lolita C. Baldor (March 30, 2007). "Suspect at Guantanamo Claims Torture". Associated Press. Retrieved June 19, 2007.  ^ "CSRT censorship". American Civil Liberties Union. June 15, 2009. Archived from the original on June 17, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2009.  ^ OARDEC (March 14, 2007). "Verbatim Transcript of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Hearing for ISN 10015" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 1–39. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 17, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2009.  ^ Mayer, Jane, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals, 2008. p. 225 ^ Beaumont, Peter (August 22, 2009). "Bombshell report on CIA interrogations is leaked". The Guardian. London.  ^ "Al-Qaida Suspect Files Human Rights Case Against Poland". Voice of America. May 9, 2011. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. The suit also alleges that Poland
Poland
violated the European Convention of Human Rights by helping transfer al-Nashiri to U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he is currently being held.  ^ "Judge rejects Obama bid to stall trial". NZ Herald - AP. January 29, 2009. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2009.  ^ Media related to USA v. Al Nashiri -- motion to dismiss -- January 9, 2009 at Wikimedia Commons ^ "U.S. drops Guantanamo charges per Obama order". Reuters. February 5, 2009. Archived from the original on May 17, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010. The charges against Abd al Rahim al Nashiri were dropped without prejudice, meaning they could be refiled later, said the spokesman, Navy Commander J.D. Gordon.  ^ Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg
(July 16, 2011). "Defenders: USS Cole Bombing Case Too Tainted For Death Penalty Trial". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. Now it will be up to retired Navy Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald to decide whether Nashiri, 46, could be subjected to military execution if a Guantánamo jury convicts him for the al Qaida suicide bombing off Yemen. Seventeen American sailors were killed, dozens more wounded and the $1.1 billion warship was crippled in the October 2000 explosion.  ^ Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg
(April 30, 2011). "Death-Penalty Expert To Join Defense Team At USS Cole Trial". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. The Pentagon has moved one step closer to putting the USS Cole bombing
USS Cole bombing
suspect before a capital war-crimes trial at Guantanamo, assigning an Indiana attorney with extensive death-penalty experience to help defend a Saudi-born Yemeni captive who was waterboarded by the CIA.  ^ Peter Finn (September 29, 2011). "USS Cole Suspect Referred For Trial: Military commission at Guantanamo Bay to hear death penalty case". Washington Post. p. 8. Archived from the original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. One of Nashiri's attorneys, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Reyes, has warned that he intends to call to the stand CIA
CIA
officials involved in his client's interrogation. Reyes criticized the decision to seek the death penalty. "As currently constituted, the commissions lack the protections required to hold a reliable and trustworthy capital trial," he said.  ^ "Guantanamo detainee lawyers ask that death penalty case be dropped". CNN. 19 July 2011.  ^ "Lawyer: Gitmo trial in Cole Attack could be moot". Kansas City Star. October 24, 2011. Archived from the original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Reyes says officials have suggested that prisoners like Abd al-Nashiri will never be released. He says that renders a trial meaningless and that officers who serve as jurors should be told from the start. He says some may choose not to participate.  ^ " USS Cole bombing
USS Cole bombing
suspect seeks release if acquitted". The New Age. October 25, 2011. Archived from the original on April 21, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2011. The defense wants a response delivered at the hearing November 9 at which he was supposed to be charged. "In a variety of contexts, officials in the United States, including the president, have suggested that no matter what the outcome of the trials in Guantanamo, individuals such as Mr Al-Nashiri will not be released because he is allegedly a terrorist," the attorneys' statement reads in part.  ^ Media related to USA v. Al Nashiri -- Defense motion to allow in camera, ex parte requests for expert assistance with limited notice to the opposing party in compliance with R.M.C. 703 -- October 19, 2011 at Wikimedia Commons ^ Media related to USA v. Al Nashiri -- motion for appropriate relief to determine if the trial of this case is one from which the defendant may be meaningfully acquitted -- October 19, 2011. at Wikimedia Commons ^ Robert M. Chesney (October 24, 2011). "Al-Nashiri's Motion on Potential Post-Acquittal Detention". Lawfare. Archived from the original on October 27, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011. I expect the government will resist the idea that it must tell al-Nashiri now whether it would keep him in military custody following an acquittal, and will certainly deny that any such decision necessarily would require custody for life. Not that I doubt that he would be kept in custody at least for some years following acquittal; an acquittal would prove that the government did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that al-Nashiri committed a crime, but this does not simultaneously require the conclusion that the government lacks the factual and legal grounds to continue to use military detention.  ^ Jim Garamone (April 13, 2012). "More motions filed in al Nashiri case". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 5. Retrieved May 10, 2012.  Works related to More motions filed in al Nashiri case at Wikisource ^ a b Ali Soufan
Ali Soufan
(May 8, 2012). "Will a CIA
CIA
Veteran's Book Save a Terrorist?". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. The defense of Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri -- the mastermind in the bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole in 2000 -- has received a boost from a surprising source: Jose Rodriguez, a former high-ranking CIA
CIA
official.  ^ Jane Sutton (February 8, 2013). "Doctors to review USS Cole suspect's CIA
CIA
detention records". Guantanamo: Reuters. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. CIA
CIA
records documenting the waterboarding and interrogation of an alleged al Qaeda chieftain must be shown to the doctors who will decide whether he is mentally competent for trial on charges of conspiring to bomb a U.S. warship, a judge ordered.  ^ Donna Miles (February 7, 2013). "Mental Health Test Delays Cole Bombing Suspect Hearings". American Forces Press Service. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. However, that schedule got derailed after the prosecution requested a mental-health assessment, challenging the defense claim that Nashiri suffers from long-term post-traumatic stress allegedly caused by enhanced interrogation techniques the CIA
CIA
used on him before he was transferred to Guantanamo Bay.  ^ Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg
(February 5, 2013). "Torture expert testifies at Guantánamo in USS Cole case". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. A doctor with expertise in torture testified remotely before the war court Tuesday, advising the chief judge how to conduct a no-harm medical examination on an alleged al-Qaida deputy who was waterboarded by the CIA.  ^ "In Guantánamo, an alleged al-Qaeda killer awaits trial". The Economist. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.  ^ Al-Nashiri v. MacDonald, No. 11-5907 RJB (W.D. Wash. May 10, 2012). ^ Al-Nashiri v. MacDonald, 741 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2013). ^ [1] ^ a b Recent Cases: D.C. Circuit Furthers Uncertainty in Appointments Clause Test for Executive Branch Reassignments, 129 Harv. L. Rev. 1452 (2016). ^ In re al-Nashiri, 791 F.3d 71 (D.C. Cir. 2015). ^ a b Recent Cases: D.C. Circuit Abstains from Adjudicating Habeas Petition of Guantanamo Detainee Tried by Military Commission, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 1249 (2017). ^ Al-Nashiri v. Obama, 76 F. Supp. 3d 218 (D.D.C. 2014) ^ In re Al-Nashiri, 835 F.3d 110 (D.C. Cir. 2016). ^ Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg
(2016-10-18). "Guantánamo judge has U.S. Marshals seize no-show war court witness". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Vladeck questioned the war court’s authority to do this. "I have to imagine he has a pretty good habeas claim," he said of Gill’s overnight detention to testify. "If the commissions can’t usually issue extraordinary writs, what is the government’s legal basis for detaining him?"  ^ Poland
Poland
'helped in CIA
CIA
rendition', European Court rules ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-court-rules-against-poland-in-cia-rendition-case-1406193988 ^ "Paying for torture". The Economist. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 

External links[edit]

Al-Nashiri case may be dismissed over torture claims April 22, 2011 Polish prosecutors to investigate CIA
CIA
black site torture allegations Deutsche Welle, October 8, 2010 Poland
Poland
nudged to investigate acts in CIA
CIA
prison September 22, 2010 AP Sources: Former FBI
FBI
Man Implicated In CIA
CIA
Abuse[permanent dead link] September 7, 2010 CIA
CIA
interrogated al-Qaeda suspect in Poland, claims UN The News, January 28, 2010 The Final 9/11 Commission Report al-Nashiri says torture prompted confession to USS Cole bombing
USS Cole bombing
March 30, 2007 Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels Washington Post
Washington Post
May 4, 2008 Riz Khan - Secret CIA
CIA
prisons- Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
report about the case of al-Nashiri (video, 22 mins) Works related to CSRT Summary of Evidence memo for Abd Al Rahim Hussein Mohammed Al Nashiri at Wikisource

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People who have been called "high-value detainees" in the War on Terror

Captives transferred to Guantanamo Bay from CIA
CIA
black sites

Mustafa al-Hawsawi Ahmed Ghailani Ramzi bin al-Shibh Walid bin Attash Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Abu Zubaydah Abu Faraj al-Libbi Ammar al-Baluchi Riduan Isamuddin (Hambali) Mohamad Farik Amin Mohammed Nazir Bin Lep Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Majid Khan Gouled Hassan Dourad Abdul Hadi al Iraqi Abdul Rahim al-Sharqawi

Captives unaccounted for

Musaad Aruchi Abu Yasir Al Jaza'iri

Died in custody

Ibn al-Sh

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