Advisory
Immediate Release

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan, Pre-sentencing Hearing

Jan. 6, 2020

The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military-chartered aircraft for travel from Joint Base Andrews to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to cover a military commission pre-sentencing hearing scheduled for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan, February 25 – 27, 2020.

Travel is scheduled to originate at Joint Base Andrews, Monday, February 24 and return from Guantanamo Bay to Andrews, Saturday, February 29.

Media desiring to view this hearing from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay must complete the registration form. All requests must be received no later than noon EST, Friday, Jan. 10. Multiple requesters from the same organization must register separately via the form.

Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there is an option for media members to view the proceedings by closed circuit television (CCTV) from a media work center at Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Media desiring to view this hearing from Fort Meade, must send their requests via email to osd.pentagon.pa.mbx.gtmo-press@mail.mil with the following information.

Subject: United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan, February 25-27

  • Individual's full name
  • Individual's position
  • Sponsoring organization
  • Contact information (cell phone and email)


NOTE 1: There are no tours of detention camps scheduled during military commissions. Requests for reporting on Guantanamo topics not related to the military commissions must be coordinated through OSD Public Affairs and the Joint Task Force Guantanamo public affairs office. The primary purpose of travel to Guantanamo Bay is courtroom reporting.

NOTE 2: All media must ensure their passports and visas (foreign press) are up-to-date and eligible to enter and exit the United States.

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