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4th Cir.: No combatant immunity for Taliban defendant (access required)

A Taliban fighter’s conviction for conspiring and attempting to destroy a U.S. helicopter in 2009 was subject to the rules of non-international conflict under the Third Geneva Convention, and accordingly U.S. courts could adjudicate and review it. Background Appellant Irek Hamidullin was captured by American soldiers in the Khost province of Afghanistan in 2009 after he planned ...