Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al Hadi al Iraqi
The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard a military-chartered aircraft for travel from Joint Base Andrews to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, Jan. 7-14.
Travel is scheduled to originate at Joint Base Andrews, Sunday, Jan. 6 and return from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to Joint Base Andrews, Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. Additional viewing is available for media members via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) from a media work center at Fort George G. Meade.
Media desiring to view this hearing from either Naval Station Guantanamo Bay or Fort Meade should send their requests via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests must be received no later than noon EDT, Monday, Dec. 10.
Media members should submit the following information to the email address above:
- Individual's full name
- Individual's position
- Sponsoring organization
- Contact information (cell phone and email)
- Country of residence
- Emergency Point of Contact (name/phone number)
Multiple names from the same organization may be listed. Requesters should indicate each individual's desire to be considered for travel to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay or attendance at Fort Meade.
NOTE 1: Tours of detention camps are not scheduled during military commissions. Requests for reporting on Guantanamo topics not related to the military commission (courtroom) must be coordinated through OSD Public Affairs and the Joint Task Force Guantanamo public affairs office. The primary purpose of this travel to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is courtroom reporting.
NOTE 2: All media must ensure their passports and visas (foreign press) are up-to-date and eligible to enter and exit the United States.
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Further information including the media ground rules can be viewed at the Office of Military Commissions website at https://www.mc.mil.