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U.S. tries to salvage case against bin Laden's publicist

By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration tried on Monday to salvage a military tribunal's conviction of Osama bin Laden's publicist, the latest case to underscore the legal troubles surrounding the tribunal system at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. Justice Department lawyer Ian Gershengorn urged a U.S. appeals court at a hearing in Washington to affirm the conviction of Ali Hamza al Bahlul, the former publicist and videographer for the al Qaeda leader.

UPDATE 1-U.S. court overturns another Guantanamo conviction

* Al Qaeda videographer was serving life term at Guantanamo * Court: Conspiracy, other counts weren't war crimes in 2001 * Ruling casts doubts on other Guantanamo convictions (Adds quotes, details) By Jane Sutton MIAMI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned the Guantanamo war crimes conviction of an al Qaeda videographer, a ruling likely to lead to dismissal of conspiracy charges in the pending trial of five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks.
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