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22 de Sep de 2020

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BA Cuba – A military judge struggled to continue with Guantanamo's second war crimes trial on Monday after a former...

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BA Cuba – A military judge struggled to continue with Guantanamo's second war crimes trial on Monday after a former aide to Osama bin Laden refused to participate, and his Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he would remain silent in solidarity.

Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, facing a possible life sentence, sat mutely at the defense table. His lawyer announced the prisoner was boycotting the trial because he did not want a military attorney and because the judge had denied his repeated requests to represent himself.

The appointed defense attorney, Air Force Maj. David Frakt, asked to be relieved in deference to his client's wishes, but the judge refused. Frakt then said he could not participate either." I will be joining Mr. Al-Bahlul's boycott.