Supreme Court denies Gitmo prisoner’s petition

The Supreme Court of the United States has denied the habeas corpus petition filed by Guantanamo Bay prisoner Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri, who is accused of masterminding the bombing of the USS Cole.

Among Al-Nashiri’s attorneys is Richard Kammen of Kammen & Moudy in Indianapolis.

Al-Nashiri filed his petition with the Supreme Court, Jan. 17, after being charged with capital crimes nine years ago. He challenged the authority of the military commission at Guantanamo to proceed with a trial, but the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held a challenge may only be brought after a trial. Al-Nashiri does not have a trial date and, according to his petition, the earliest any post-conviction appeal would be heard in the D.C. Circuit would be 2024.

According to the Supreme Court’s website, the petition was denied Oct. 16, 2017.

The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief in support of Al-Nashiri’s bid earlier this summer.

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