Gitmo detainee shackled for arraignment

March 13, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, March 13 (UPI) -- A defiant detainee had to be taken to the courtroom in shackles for his arraignment at a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Miami Herald reported.

Mohammed Jawad had refused to leave his cell and was carried to the courtroom. It marked the first time that any war-on-terror detainee wore shackles on the courtroom during the tribunals four years, the Herald said Thursday.

Jawad, who refused to listen to a translation of the court proceedings through his headphones, maintained he was innocent.

He stands accused of throwing a grenade in 2002 into a van that carried two U.S. soldiers, both of whom were injured in the attack.

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