May 16, 2007
Even more essential reading
from Mr. Glaberson, this time on the Combatant Status Review Tribunal for former Maryland resident and current Gitmo resident, 27-year-old Majid Khan:
He declared that the proceedings were rigged. â€œI personally am not satisfied with the process itself,â€ he said when the president of the three-officer military tribunal asked if he had any questions. â€œI would rather have fair trial.â€
Mr. Khan also took advantage of procedures to have written statements introduced from witnesses, several of whom denied some important details of the governmentâ€™s accusations. One witness, who has been convicted in a terror case, said it was â€œan absolute lieâ€ that he had ever told government investigators, as they have asserted, that Mr. Khan told him he wanted to be a martyr.
The hearing of the combatant status review tribunal was held before a panel of three military officers whose names were not released. The transcript did not include any summary of the classified evidence against Mr. Khan, which was presented in secret.