Salim Hamdan - Request For New Sentencing Hearing

Request For New Sentencing Hearing

On September 26, 2008, Army Colonel Lawrence Morris, Guantanamo's Chief Prosecutor, asked for a new sentencing hearing for Hamdan. He asked that Hamdan not be granted credit for time served, and serve an additional six years. Defense continued to say that it could continue to hold enemy combatant captives as detainees after they served their sentences assigned by the Military Commissions.

Hamdan's military lawyer, Lt. Cmdr. Brian Mizer said:

"The government, having stacked the deck, is now complaining about the hand it was dealt."

On 31 October 2008, Judge Allred ruled that Hamdan's sentence would not be reconsidered.

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