A pre-trial hearing was held in mid-October in the military commission case of Abd Al-Nashiri, accused of masterminding the bombing of a US naval ship in the Gulf of Aden, off the Yemen coast, in 2000. During the hearing, Al-Nashiri requested to be allowed to stay at the war court compound during hearings as being transported from the war court to secret Camp 7 each day makes him feel ill and anti-nausea medicine he is given to deal with the transport makes him unable to engage effectively with the proceedings. At this hearing too, issues were raised about the evidence provided and the chief prosecutor reported that all the evidence that can be given to the defence has been given to it.
The judge dismissed the case claiming it was moot as he had been released and that harm to his reputation was not a serious enough ground for the case. Since his release, his land has been seized by the Afghan government and he has been denied medical treatment, issues the court said it could not deal with.