Ali Hamza al Bahlul

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Bin Laden Media Guru Convicted of War Crimes

Bahlul doesn't contest charges

(Newser) - The man who produced recruitment videos for Osama bin Laden was convicted of war crimes today after a 4-day military trial the defendant adamantly boycotted, the Miami Herald reports. Ali Hamza al Bahlul forbade his lawyer from offering evidence or questioning witnesses because he rejected the military’s authority to... More »

Trial Begins for Accused al-Qaeda Moviemaker

Prosecutors say propaganda director created terror recruitment videos

(Newser) - The trial of a man accused of creating videos for al-Qaeda is under way at Guantanamo Bay, the Miami Herald reports. Prosecutors say Ali Hamza al Bahlul, a Yemeni, made recruitment videos for the terror group, including one that glorified the bombing of the USS Cole, prosecutors argue. He faces... More »

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