Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bin Laden's driver found guilty of terrorism charges

Osama Bin Laden's former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, has been found guilty of terrorism charges by a US military court at Guantanamo Bay. BBC:

A US military jury at Guantanamo Bay has found Osama Bin Laden's former driver guilty of terrorism charges.

The verdict on Salim Hamdan is the first to be delivered in a full war crimes tribunal at the US prison facility in Cuba.

The jury of military officers found Hamdan guilty of some charges of supporting terrorism but acquitted him on others, including conspiracy.

Hamdan, a Yemeni, was captured in Afghanistan in November 2001.

The jury deliberated for about eight hours over three days.

The prosecution had said Hamdan played a "vital role" in the conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks but defense lawyers said he was a low-level employee.


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