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01 July 2011

A Lecture on War Crimes Trials in USA

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Association of Alumni Center for Inter-disciplinary Post-graduate Studies, ACIPS, and “La Benevolencija” Society organized a lecture on war crimes trials held in the USA.

Attorney Howard Cabot held a lecture on “Guantanamo: Fighting for human rights in the times of war – A study on war crimes trial of detainee Noor Uthman Muhammed” in the premises of ACIPS in Sarajevo on June 25, 2011.

Cabot, who has got more than 25 years of experience in law proceedings, spoke about his three-year struggle to ensure the right to a trial for indictee Noor Uthman Muhammed in Guantanamo prison, USA.

“Muhammed was arrested in 2003. He has stayed in Guantanamo until this year without being given a chance to hear the charges against him or attend a public hearing at which evidence would be presented,” Cabot said.

The US attorney said that, during this year, through negotiations with the US authorities, Muhammed partially admitted guilt for having helped terrorist activities. He was sentenced to 34 months in prison.

“What is important is that we have made sure that he will return home,” Cabot said.

The lecture was attended by BIRN BiH journalists, Alumni Association of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies students and representatives of “La Benevolencija” Society, as well as other guests and journalists.

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