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Release No: PA-044-14
May 14, 2014

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu Al-Nashiri

The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on May 27 to cover military commission proceedings scheduled for May 28 - 30 in the case of United States v. Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu Al-Nashiri. Return travel is planned for May 31.

Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there will be an additional opportunity for media members to view the proceedings by closed circuit television (CCTV) from a media work center at Fort George G. Meade, Md., from May 28 - 30.

Because of the expedited nature of this timeline, media desiring to view this hearing should send their requests via email to osd.pentagon.pa.mbx.gtmo-press@mail.mil no later than 12:30 p.m. EDT, May 15. Media members should submit their names, positions, sponsoring organization and contact information to the above email address. Multiple names from the same organization may be listed. Requesters should indicate each individual's desire to be considered for travel to Guantanamo or attendance at Fort George G. Meade.

Further information including the media ground rules can be viewed at the Office of Military Commissions website at http://www.mc.mil.

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