October 11, 2017
The Supreme Court turns down an appeal from Osama Bin Laden’s former propagandist.
On Tuesday, the court declined to review the case of Ali Hamza Al-Bahlul who is a propagandist for the terror group Al-Qaeda and apparent media aide for Osama Bin Laden.
A military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay convicted Bahlul of conspiracy in 2008, and sentenced him to life in prison at the facility.
Legal experts and civil rights groups had called upon the court to hear the case, saying it raised constitutional issues about the federal rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
There are 41 war prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay to date, and Bahlul is the only one who has yet to be sentenced.