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Immediate Release

Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi Pre-Sentencing Hearing

The Department of Defense invites media to cover pre-trial proceedings in the case of United States v. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, scheduled for Sept. 12-16, 2022. The defendant entered a guilty plea in early June. 

The hearing is scheduled for one week only so coverage opportunity is based on the hearing dates and travel from Saturday, Sept. 10 to the following Saturday, Sept. 17. Media desiring to cover this hearing from the Expeditionary Legal Complex located in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) Cuba must complete the online travel request form (link below) to initiate the approval process. 

Registration: Click here for registration and select the appropriate case and dates as outlined above. 

Deadline: All requests must be received no later than 4 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 3. 

Additional details of travel logistics and COVID procedures will be provided separately. By submitting the online request form, interested media will begin the travel process and respective OMC PAOs will be in touch to assist in travel preparations. 

Media desiring to view this hearing from Fort Meade must send their requests via email to with e-mail subject line matching the court case and applicable media information: name, position, sponsoring organization and contact info. 

Media may contact Lt. Cmdr. Adam Cole for additional questions at or 571-372-8934. 

Case information can be viewed at the Office of Military Commissions website