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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
Al Bahlul v. United States (I)
Citation:767 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2014) (en banc)
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Al Bahlul (Defendant), who served as a personal assistant to Osama bin Laden and assisted with preparations for the 9/11 attacks, was captured and charged with three crimes: conspiracy to commit war crimes, providing material support for terrorism, and solicitation of others to commit war crimes. A military commission convicted him of all three charges and sentenced him to life imprisonment. He appealed to the D.C. Circuit.
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