Thursday, April 21, 2011

Additional Information on the Nashiri Charges

Courtesy of the Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg (because, of course, she provides far more timely information on the military commissions than comes from DoD itself), we have a copy of the charge sheet preferred against accused USS Cole bombing mastermind Abd al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al Nashiri yesterday and his defense counsel LCDR Stephen Reyes' response to the preferral.  Reyes points out some serious issues with bringing potentially capital charges in this case, notably, Nashiri's waterboarding and the uncertainty surrounding capital litigation in the commissions (such as whether pleas are allowed and execution methods).