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4th Detainee to Face Trial by Tribunal

Bin Laden’s ex-driver is accused of murder and other counts. His lawyer and others have sued over the military panels. A Yemeni man who once served as Osama bin Laden’s personal driver has been ordered to stand trial by a military commission on charges of murder, terrorism and conspiracy to attack civilians, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Salim Ahmed Salim Hamdan became the fourth detainee at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, named to go before a tribunal, which President Bush authorized for foreign nationals facing terrorism counts after the Sept. 11 attacks. No trial date has been set. According to the charge sheet released by the Pentagon, Hamdan served as Bin Laden’s bodyguard and personal driver from the time the two met in 1996 until November 2001, when Hamdan was captured and sent to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Full Story

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