Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu Al-Nashiri and United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.
The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Aug. 3 to cover military commission proceedings scheduled for United States v. Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu Al-Nashiri, Aug. 4-8; and in the case of United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi, Aug. 11-15. Return travel is planned for Aug. 16.
For media desiring to attend both military commissions, travel begins on Aug. 3 and ends on Aug. 16.
For Nashiri only: travel from Andrews AFB, Maryland on Aug. 3; return flight from Guantanamo on Aug. 9.
For Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, et al only: Travel from Andrews AFB, Maryland on Aug. 9; return flight from Guantanamo on Aug. 16.
Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there will be an additional opportunity for media members to view the proceedings by closed circuit television (CCTV) from a media work center at Fort George G. Meade, Md., from Aug. 4-8 (Nashiri) and Aug. 11-15 (Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, et al).
Media desiring to view either or both of these hearings should send their requests via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT, July 10. Media members should submit their names, positions, sponsoring organization and contact information to the above email address. Multiple names from the same organization may be listed. Requesters should indicate each individual's desire to be considered for travel to Guantanamo or Fort George G. Meade.
Further information including the media ground rules can be viewed at the Office of Military Commissions website at http://www.mc.mil.