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Immediate Release

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Encep Nurjaman Pre-Trial Hearing

The Department of Defense invites media to cover pre-trial proceedings to be held April 15-19 for Encep Nurjaman, who has been charged in connection with his alleged role in the 2002 and 2003 bombings in Indonesia.

The proceedings will take place at the Expeditionary Legal Complex located in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) Cuba and will be transmitted to select closed circuit television sites. 

Media may choose to travel to NSGB if agreeable to coverage window outlined below and willing to pay flight fees associated ($800); coverage windows are determined by flights, which are Saturday to Saturday. Specific ground rules for coverage at NSGB will follow registration. 

Media members should note the primary purpose of this invitation is to cover the military commissions. Tours of the detention facilities are not available. Requests for reporting on Guantanamo topics unrelated to the military commissions—such as the naval base facilities or personnel—must be coordinated in advance through the respective public officer who has authority over those topics. OMC public affairs can provide point of contact information as needed. 

Coverage window: 
•    April 13-20
*Based on Military Commissions charted flights. 

Registration: Click here for registration and select the Encep Nurjaman case from the drop-down selection on the registration form. Enter the date as outlined above. 

Deadline: All requests must be received no later than 12 p.m. EST, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.  
Additional details of travel logistics 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 the media-designated viewing site at Fort Meade, Md. 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: