Advisory
Immediate Release

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced CANCELLED for Formerly Scheduled Proceedings for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri

Feb. 24, 2020

*****CANCELLED*****

The military commission session scheduled for April 6–10 in the case of United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri has been cancelled; the next proceedings in the case will be scheduled in due course.

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Original Press Advisory:

The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard a military-chartered aircraft for travel from Joint Base Andrews to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, April 6–10.

Travel is scheduled to originate at Joint Base Andrews, April 4, and return from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to Joint Base Andrews, April 11.

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, Feb. 28. 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. Additional viewing is available for media members via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) from a media work center at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

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

Subject: Case Name and Date

  • 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.

Expeditionary Legal Complex – B-roll 2017

 

Expeditionary Legal Complex – Photos 2014
http://www.dvidshub.net/image/1710409/expeditionary-legal-complex-guantanamo-bay-cuba#.VLAavzZOk-4 

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