U.S. military’s third attempt to prosecute Yemeni at Guantanamo Bay
MIAMI - A U.S. military judge agreed to decide whether Osama bin Laden's driver is a prisoner of war under the Geneva Conventions, a designation that could prevent the United States from trying him in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals.
The judge, Navy Capt. Keith Allred, said in a ruling issued on Monday that he would undertake a POW review for Yemeni prisoner Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who is charged in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals with conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism.
If Hamdan is found to be a POW, he could be tried by court-martial, but not by the special military tribunals the United States set up at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to try non-U.S. citizens on terrorism charges.
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