Hamdan appeal to be heard by full US military commissions review court

[JURIST] The US Court of Military Commission Review will hear en banc an appeal by former Osama Bin Laden driver Salim Ahmed Hamdan according to media reports. The decision was revealed late Friday in a one-page order given to attorneys working on Hamdan’s case. Hamdan was convicted in August 2008 of providing material support for terrorism and sentenced to 66 months of imprisonment, but given credit for 60 months he already spent in US custody. Hamdan’s lawyers argue that at the time Hamdan was arrested in 2001, providing material support for terrorism was not a criminal act.

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