Advisory
Immediate Release

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced CANCELLED for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan Sentencing Hearing

April 2, 2021

******CANCELLED*****

The military commission session scheduled for May 18-28, 2021 in the case of United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan has been cancelled. The next proceedings in the case will be scheduled in due course.

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Original Press Advisory:

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan Sentencing Hearing

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 (JBA) in Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) Cuba to cover military commission proceedings scheduled for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan, May 18 – 28, 2021.

Reporters are required to stay for the entire duration of scheduled hearings.

Currently, the tentative flight will be available as follows:

  • May 2 – Joint Base Andrews to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay
  • May 29 – Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to Joint Base Andrews

Please note that the flight schedule, to include departure and arrival locations, is subject to change. Media desiring to view this hearing from NSGB must complete the registration form. All requests must be received no later than noon EST, Friday, March 12. 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 NSGB, selection is not guaranteed. Additionally, all traveling media shall have proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction COVID-19 viral test within three days prior to departing the national capital region, and media may be further required to be tested day of travel.

In accordance with Naval Station Guantanamo Bay policy, a Restriction of Movement (ROM)/Quarantine of 14 Days is required for media upon arrival at NSGB.

Additional viewing is available for media via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) from a media work center at Fort George G. Meade, in Maryland. Regular COVID-19 mitigation protocols, such as mask wearing and social distancing will apply at all locations, although media viewing from Fort Meade are not subject to COVID-19 testing or ROM requirements.

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 Line: Khan 18-28 MAY 2021

  • Individual's full name
  • Individual's occupation/position
  • Sponsoring organization (News Outlet)
  • 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.