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January 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Muslim chaplain imprisoned as part of an investigation of a possible espionage ring at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has received an honorable discharge. Although Army Capt. James Y. Yee was cleared in the investigation, he resigned his commission, saying Pentagon officials never apologized to him. "As a West Point graduate, he leaves the Army with great sadness," said his civilian defense attorney Eugene R. Fidell.
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January 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Muslim chaplain imprisoned as part of an investigation of a possible espionage ring at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has received an honorable discharge. Although Army Capt. James Y. Yee was cleared in the investigation, he resigned his commission, saying Pentagon officials never apologized to him. "As a West Point graduate, he leaves the Army with great sadness," said his civilian defense attorney Eugene R. Fidell.
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September 22, 2003 | Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writer
On Nov. 15, the Guantanamo Bay Gazette, a newspaper for American troops at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, published what it billed as "A few words from the Chaplain." In it, chaplain James Y. Yee sought to explain the significance of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. Among other restrictions, the Army captain wrote, is a ban on "wrong behavior of any sort." Today, Yee -- one of the most prominent of the military's few Muslim chaplains -- sits in a Navy brig in South Carolina under investigation for potentially aiding the enemy, specifically the 660 Al Qaeda suspects, Taliban fighters and alleged terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay. Military investigators confiscated diagrams of the military detention facility and other documents from Yee after the 35-year-old West Point graduate got off a military charter plane on Sept.
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August 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Pentagon's inspector general plans to investigate the treatment of a Muslim chaplain put in solitary confinement for 76 days and then cleared in an espionage probe at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a letter to lawmakers released Wednesday. House and Senate Democrats have been pushing for an investigation into the case of Capt. James Joseph Yee, who submitted his resignation to the Army on Monday.
NATIONAL
August 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Pentagon's inspector general plans to investigate the treatment of a Muslim chaplain put in solitary confinement for 76 days and then cleared in an espionage probe at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a letter to lawmakers released Wednesday. House and Senate Democrats have been pushing for an investigation into the case of Capt. James Joseph Yee, who submitted his resignation to the Army on Monday.
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September 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Air Force authorities were "monitoring and investigating" a Syria-born supply clerk before he was sent to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay to be an Arabic interpreter for suspected terrorists, court documents show. Senior Airman Ahmad I. Al-Halabi now is charged with espionage for allegedly e-mailing classified information about the prison camp to an unspecified "enemy" and planning to give other secrets about the prison to someone traveling to Syria.
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October 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
U.S. troops are being ordered to surrender their laptop computers for security sweeps 72 hours before leaving the Guantanamo base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday. The new security precautions were announced as a team of military investigators wrapped up their assessment of security gaps at the Guantanamo base where 660 suspected terrorists are being held.
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October 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
An Air Force officer made a secret recommendation on which charges to pursue against a translator accused of espionage at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for terror suspects, the translator's lawyer said Tuesday. The report from Col. Anne Burman suggested to Air Force officials which of the 32 charges Senior Airman Ahmad I. Al-Halabi should be tried on.
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September 21, 2004 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Attorneys for an Air Force interpreter facing a court-martial on attempted espionage charges launched a final push Monday to stave off a military trial. Defense lawyers for Senior Airman Ahmad Al Halabi, 25, argued that the Air Force has failed to make a case against him. Al Halabi is accused of trying to pass off classified documents after a stint at the high-security Guantanamo Bay military base housing prisoners from the war on terrorism.
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October 2, 2003 | Robin Wright and Richard Serrano, Times Staff Writers
Despite U.S. charges implicating Syria in the Guantanamo Bay spy case, the State Department has no information about Syrian government involvement and has not been asked to protest to Damascus, senior State Department officials said Wednesday. The detention of three Muslim Americans who worked at the top-security base in Cuba, where suspected members of the Al Qaeda terrorist network captured in Afghanistan are held, has rocked the Pentagon and triggered a military investigation.
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September 22, 2003 | Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writer
On Nov. 15, the Guantanamo Bay Gazette, a newspaper for American troops at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, published what it billed as "A few words from the Chaplain." In it, chaplain James Y. Yee sought to explain the significance of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. Among other restrictions, the Army captain wrote, is a ban on "wrong behavior of any sort." Today, Yee -- one of the most prominent of the military's few Muslim chaplains -- sits in a Navy brig in South Carolina under investigation for potentially aiding the enemy, specifically the 660 Al Qaeda suspects, Taliban fighters and alleged terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay. Military investigators confiscated diagrams of the military detention facility and other documents from Yee after the 35-year-old West Point graduate got off a military charter plane on Sept.
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September 30, 2003 | From Associated Press
A Muslim activist whose Virginia home was searched as part of a federal probe of terrorist financing has been arrested on charges of having illegal dealings with Libya. A criminal complaint unsealed Monday alleged that Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi violated U.S. law by accepting, either personally or through the American Muslim Foundation he heads, $10,700 from the Libyan mission to the United Nations and by failing to disclose numerous trips to Libya on his passport. Such actions are illegal under U.
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October 1, 2003 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
Authorities arrested a third person from the U.S. Naval Base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an interpreter charged Tuesday with lying about carrying allegedly classified material in a garment bag seized after he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport from Egypt. The interpreter, 31-year-old Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, appeared in U.S.
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