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Watada Court-Martial Declared a Mistrial

The court-martial of Lt. Ehren Watada has been ruled a mistrial because of a dispute over a pretrial agreement. Watada’s attorney, Eric Seitz, called the ruling a “significantly positive event,” and said he hoped it would put an end to the case.

Posted on Feb 7, 2007 READ MORE


Ehren Watada
from commondreams.org

Watada Trial Off to a Rocky Start

The court-martial of Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse to go to Iraq, began on Monday with the judge refusing to allow most of the defense’s witnesses to testify. Watada’s civilian lawyer, Eric Seitz, had some harsh words for the judge: “If you are going to tie my hands and you are going to script these proceedings, then in my view we’re all wasting our time.”

Posted on Feb 5, 2007 READ MORE


Olson
sfgate.com

Military Harasses Reporter Over Watada Trial

The military is trying to coerce freelance journalist Sarah Olson to testify against Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse to go to Iraq. Olson, whose story about Watada appeared on Truthout.org, has resisted the military because, in her own words: “Journalists should not be asked to participate in the prosecution of political speech.”

Posted on Jan 10, 2007 READ MORE


Ehren Watada
AP/ Courtesy attorney Eric A. Seitz

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Military Refusers

Update: Yahoo!‘s Kevin Sites interviews Watada.
We tip our hat this week to Army Lt. Ehren Watada and the dozens of uniformed military men and women like him who have publicly refused deployment to Iraq.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Carolyn Ho
washingtonpost.com

Objector’s Mom Goes to Washington

Carolyn Ho has gone to Washington to fight on behalf of her son, Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse to go to Iraq. Watada faces court-martial and six years in military prison for abstaining from a war he believes is illegal.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Ehren Watada
AP / Ted S. Warren

Officer Faces Court-Martial for Refusing to Deploy to Iraq

First Lt. Ehren K. Watada is one of only a handful of officers who have taken such a stand, and is apparently the first to face a court-martial for doing so. He wrote: “I am wholeheartedly opposed to the continued war in Iraq, the deception used to wage this war, and the lawlessness that has pervaded every aspect of our civilian leadership….”

Posted on Jul 23, 2006 READ MORE


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