06 Aug Hamdan Verdict Is In
Well, the Hamdan verdict is in: guilty on five counts of material support to a terrorist organization, but significantly for cases to come – not guilty on the far broader charge of conspiracy. The Times’ story is here. Sentencing to follow this afternoon.
This is hardly the end of the story. There will certainly be appeals. But it is no doubt a significant milestone: the first trial conviction of any of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. I’ll be back later this afternoon with some more detailed thoughts.
UPDATE: The Hamdan charge sheet is available here. Hamdan was acquitted of both specifications of conspiracy, and on Specifications 1, 3, 4 of the material support charges.