Defense Rests At First Guantanamo War Crimes Trial

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba  — The defense team has rested its case at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial.

A jury of six U.S. military officers has heard two weeks’ worth of evidence in the case against Salim Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden.

As their final evidence, defense attorneys submitted written testimony from two senior terror suspects. They say the notes from the top al-Qaida suspects at Guantanamo will help prove Hamdan had no role in the terrorist conspiracy against the United States.

September 11th mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is among those saying Hamdan did not have advance knowledge of any terror attack.

The jury is expected to hear closing arguments on Monday before beginning deliberations.