The Unit for Global Justice: Presentation and Q&A session Awaiting Justice at Guantanamo Bay: The case of Ammar al Baluchi
Presented by Sultana Noon, member of Ammar Al Baluchi’s defence team.
On 11 January 2002, the first of 780 known Muslim detainees were rendered to the US military base at Guantanamo Bay as part of the global ‘war on terror’. Most of them were released without charge or trial after years of torture and imprisonment. Today, 41 men remain imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, 5 of whom face trial before the Military Commissions for their alleged roles in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Ammar al Baluchi is one of these five and is facing trial and the death penalty for his alleged role in facilitating the 9/11 attacks. He was tortured for years by the CIA in its infamous "black sites" before his rendition to Guantanamo Bay. However, after almost 15 years of torture and detention, his trial is yet to begin.
In presenting Ammar al Baluchi’s case, Sultana Noon will highlight the challenges faced by his defence team in representing him before the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay. In doing so, she will highlight why the US government has lost the legal and moral authority to execute him.
Sultana Noon is a member of Ammar al Baluchi's defence team. She has worked with lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay since 2008. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
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|24 Jan 2018||3:00pm - 5:00pm|
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