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AP Locates CIA Secret Prison in Romania

The Associated Press and German ARD TV have located the CIA's secret prison in Romania where terror detainees, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi Binalshibh, Abd al-Nashiri and Abu Faraj al-Libi were held and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques. You can view the building here.

Air transportation was provided by CIA contractor Richmor Aviation Inc., which also operated flights to Guantanamo and Morocco. The prison was closed in 2006. Porter Goss was the CIA Chief during the time it was used to hold the detainees.

A few months ago Reprieve published some of Richmor's billing records for its flights, which had been revealed in a civil lawsuit.


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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed : Unsolved Mysteries

Where are Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's wife and sons? What is the name of his wife? Were the children really brought to the U.S. for questioning or were they kept in detention in Pakistan, Afhanistan or elsewhere? Were they tortured? Were they ever released? Who got the reward for KSM's capture?

Back in 2003, when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured, there were varying reports on his capture and the seizure and detention of his children. In 2004, Amnesty International wrote this open letter to Pakistan President Musharraf inquiring as to their whereabouts (See page 11.)

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Ramzi Bin al Shibh Files Suit to Stop Military Commissions Trial

Update: The DC Circuit has ordered the government to respond to the petition and emergency motion for stay of proceedings by this Tuesday, Sept 15, at noon.

Accused 9/11 terror participant Ramzi Bin al Shibh (aka Ramzi Binalshibh), one of the detainees facing a trial by military tribunal at Guantanamo, has filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the proceeding. He is represented by two JAG Corps attorneys in the Military Commissions' Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, CDR Suzanne Lachelier, USNR, and LCDR Richard Federico, USN. The John Adams Project, a collaborative effort of the ACLU and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has been assisting. According to NACDL,:

The petition for extraordinary relief filed today asks the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to enjoin the prosecution of five high value detainees, consistent with President Barack Obama’s Executive Order of January 22, 2009. Defense attorneys are asking the court to assert jurisdiction over the commissions and compel a stop to all proceedings on the grounds that the commissions are unconstitutional and continue to operate without regard for the rule of law. The attorneys hope to shed light on the lawlessness of the military tribunal and force the Obama administration to formally charge the defendants in federal court.


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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Day in Gitmo Court

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed this week took the lead for himself and four other accused terrorists during pre-trial hearings in their military commissions proceeding.

Mohammed, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmed al Hawsawi, Walid bin Attash and Ali Abdul Aziz Ali are charged with conspiring with al Qaeda to kill civilians in the September 11 attacks. All face the death penalty. While blasting the procedures as an "inquisition" and requesting recusal of the judge, Mohammed also offered to try and convince Ramzi Binalshibh to come out of his cell voluntarily and attend the proceedings. [More...]

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