February 8, 2013
Pre-trial hearings for the suspected American warship bomber are on hold until mid-April as doctors assess his mental competency and the military commission determines how that will affect future proceedings, American Forces Press Service reported.
The latest round of hearings for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri which began on January 4 at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay was scheduled to conclude on Thursday.
However, that schedule got derailed after the prosecution requested a mental-health assessment, challenging the defense claim that Nashiri suffered from long-term post-traumatic stress allegedly caused by enhanced interrogation techniques the CIA used on him before he was transferred to Guantanamo Bay.
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