Lt. Col. David J.R. Frakt | A Tale of Two Detainees

Renowned advocate and scholar Lt Col David J.R. Frakt (U.S. Air Force Reserve) speaks about his representation of Guantanamo detainees. In 2009 in the Mohammed Jawad case, Frakt became the only person to win the pretrial dismissal of military commission charges and win the release of a military commission defendant through habeas corpus, while bringing international attention to the abuse of a juvenile detainee. In 2008, Ali Hamza al Bahlul famously boycotted his trial and is the sole prisoner at Guantanamo serving a sentence from a military commission during the Bush presidency. Together these cases provide a fascinating look inside the military commissions and the unique attorney-client relationships between American military officers and accused enemy combatants.

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