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Release No: 020-12
March 28, 2012

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced

             The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will provide seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 10, 2012, to cover military commissions motions hearings April 11-13 in the case of “United States v. Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al Nashiri.”  Return travel is planned for April 13 following a short court session that morning. 

            Media desiring to attend this hearing should e-mail GTMO.Press@osd.mil .  All requests must be received by 5 p.m. EDT, April 2.  Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, media travel is not guaranteed.  There will be an additional opportunity for media to view the proceedings by closed circuit television (CCTV) at Fort George G. Meade, Md., April 11-13. 

            Twenty-two motions are schedule to be considered.  The text of the motions themselves can be found on the Office of Military Commissions website.  A summary of the motions to be heard can be found as part of the Military Judge’s Docketing Order under filing AE036A at http://www.mc.mil under the active cases section, using the defendant’s name. 

            Media should submit their names, positions, sponsoring organization and contact information to the above email address.  Multiple names may be listed for organizations requiring support personnel.  Requesters should indicate each individual’s desire to be considered for travel to Guantanamo or Fort George G. Meade or both. 

            Media selected to travel to Guantanamo or attend the CCTV broadcast in the United States will be sent a selection conformation by email after the closing date along with further travel information including media ground rules which can be viewed at the Office of Military Commissions website under the media resources section.

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