GTMO charges Abd al Hadi – Arraignment Set for 18 June 2014

Abd al Hadi is alleged to have been the al Qaeda leader in the Bamiyan, Afghanistan region and to led al Qaeda forces to assist the Taliban in destroying the Bamiyan Buddhas. Before and after photos. Abd al Hadi is alleged to have been the al Qaeda leader in the Bamiyan, Afghanistan region and to have led al Qaeda forces to assist the Taliban in destroying the Bamiyan Buddhas. Before and after photos.

Abd al Hadi is alleged to have been the al Qaeda leader in the Bamiyan, Afghanistan region and to have led al Qaeda forces to assist the Taliban in destroying the Bamiyan Buddhas. Before and after photos.

On 2 June 2014, the Military Commission Convening Authority authorized the prosecution of Abd al Hadi Iraqi, an alleged senior member of al Qaeda. The charge sheet alleges that from 1996 to 2006, Abd al Hadi and others engaged in terrorism, attacked civilians, employed poison or similar weapons, murdered protected persons, and committed other crimes.

Abd al Hadi allegedly paid an award for the assassination of United Nations personnel, provided funding for suicide attacks, and served as al Qaeda liaison to al Qaeda in Iraq.

He is charged with leading an al Qaeda team that helped the Taliban destroy the Buddha statues of Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

Abd al Hadi Court Documents

The Charge Sheet in the Abd al Hadi case can be found here:  Charge Sheet.

The Arraignment Order for the 18 June 2014 proceeding can be found here:  Arraignment Order.

Other Court Documents can be found here: Court Docket – Abd al Hadi

Arraignment — Eligibility for IU McKinney Affiliates to view the Arraignment live

Abd al Hadi is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Military Commission Observation Project (MCOP) is expected to be represented at the Guantanamo Bay arraignment by Professor George Edwards, who will be at Guantanamo Bay that week for hearings in the 9-11 case.

MCOP representatives scheduled to be at Ft. Meade for simultaneous secure CCTV of the arraignment include Megan Alvarez, Sukrat Baber, Whitney Coffin, Chuck Dunlap and Kristi McMains.

Other IU McKinney Law School Affiliates interested in monitoring the arraignment at Ft. Meade may visit this link and submit a statement of interest.

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