October 1, 2004 |
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said Thursday that he expected U.S. and Saudi authorities would be able to resolve differences that had delayed the release of a U.S. citizen captured in Afghanistan. Yaser Esam Hamdi was allowed by U.S. officials Thursday to call his mother and father in Saudi Arabia for the first time, said his attorney, Frank Dunham Jr. Hamdi, still being held at a U.S.
September 28, 2004 |
A U.S. military flight to take accused "enemy combatant" Yaser Esam Hamdi from the United States to Saudi Arabia was rescheduled for today after Hurricane Jeanne and other problems prevented his departure Sunday, his attorney said. "At the present time, we have no idea as to when on Tuesday this will occur," federal public defender Frank W. Dunham Jr. said in a statement Monday. He said Hamdi was scheduled to depart Sunday from a U.S. Navy base in Charleston, S.C.
February 4, 2004 |
A U.S. citizen jailed since he was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2001 met with his attorney for the first time Tuesday in a jailhouse session. Federal public defender Frank W. Dunham Jr. emerged from the one-hour meeting with Yaser Esam Hamdi, whom the government has declared an "enemy combatant," and said he was pleased to finally see the man whose case he had litigated for more than two years.
April 9, 2002 |
Justice Department officials have decided not to charge the American-born prisoner who was transferred from a U.S. military prison in Cuba to Norfolk, Va., last week, concluding that U.S. prosecutors lack enough incriminating information, officials said. That leaves the detainee, Yaser Esam Hamdi, 22, in legal limbo as government lawyers try to determine whether there is a way to charge him under U.S. military law.
December 4, 2003 |
A day after saying it would provide a lawyer to a U.S. citizen captured with Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan, the Bush administration argued in a brief to the Supreme Court that the rights of such "enemy combatants" remained extremely narrow, and that the government could detain such suspects for the duration of hostilities without charging them.
August 12, 2004 |
The Bush administration on Wednesday took the first step toward release of the American-born "enemy combatant" whose case resulted in a landmark Supreme Court defeat for the White House six weeks ago.