RIGHTS-US: Case Crumbles Against Officer Who Refused Iraq

by Aaron Glantz from IPS News Watada’s supporters expressed surprise that the military continues its legal crusade. David Mitchell, a lawyer who served time in prison for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, noted that Lt. Watada has already completed his term of service in the military and could now simply be discharged. “The […]

Preliminary Injunction in Ehren Watada’s case

In a November 8, 2007 Order Federal District Judge Benjamin H. Settle in Tacoma, Washington has issued a preliminary injunction over the court martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada for refusing an order to deploy to Iraq and statements he made alleging the war is immoral and illegal. The injunction will stay in force pending […]

Watada’s 2nd Court-Martial Stayed by Federal Court

from http://www.thankyoult.org/ COURT MARTIAL STAYED BY FEDERAL COURT Judge Benjamin Settle of the US District Court in Tacoma issued a stay order effective immediately, enjoining the Army from commencing the trial until at least October 26, 2007 or until further order of the court. Related Posts: Federal judge delays Watada trial, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Watada’s second […]

Watada Update

from Courage to Resist  – See http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/450/1/ NOTE: Actual court documents are available by following highlighted links within the article below. Lt. Watada asks federal court to halt Oct. 9 retrial By Courage to Resist. October 4, 2007 Lt. Ehren Watada’s lawyers made an emergency appeal to federal civilian courts (the United States District Court for […]

ALERT! New trial for Lt. Watada 10/9/07!

from Veterans for Peace chapter 69, Watada Support Committee San Francisco Dear folks, The Army is threatening to go ahead with a new court of martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada on Oct. 9th. This is in gross violation of law and the Constitution, because his lawyers have appealed against a second trial on the […]