Salim Ahmed Hamda (L) appears with appointed council Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift during a preliminary hearing held on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, August 24, 2004. REUTERS/Sketch by Art Lein/POOL
Bin Laden driver's conviction reversed by appeals court
Posted : Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:14AM
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, by a military commission on charges of providing material support for terrorism.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded that supporting terrorism was not a war crime at the time of Hamdan's alleged conduct from 1996 to 2001 and therefore could not support a conviction.
(Reporting By Terry Baynes; Editing by Vicki Allen)
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