USA: Guantánamo: Military judge to question capital defendants on decision to represent themselves

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: AMR 51/074/2008

Five Guantánamo detainees accused of involvement in the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the USA are due to appear in front of a military judge this week. The main issues will be the question of legal representation and the question of a joint trial versus separate trials. The government intends to try the men in a joint trial and to seek the death penalty against them.

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