Capt. Yee Wins on Appeal

The case of Capt. Yee came to an official end this week when the remaining (minor) charges against him got reversed on appeal.

Convictions Dropped for Muslim Chaplain at Guantánamo Bay: An Army general on Wednesday dismissed the convictions in the case of a Muslim chaplain who was initially suspected of espionage at the Guantánamo Bay prison for terror suspects but was found guilty only on lesser charges of adultery and downloading pornography.

The appellate decision by Gen. James Hill, the Army Southern Command chief who oversees military operations at Guantánamo, wiped the slate clean for Capt. James J. Yee, who ministered for 10 months to foreign terrorism detainees at the United States naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

“This means there will be no official mention of it in his military record,” General Hill said.

The decision ended what one of Captain Yee's lawyers, Eugene Fidell, called a “hoax” case.

The case had started to smell pretty bad since shortly after it was filed. Heads should roll over this one. But they won't. Meanwhile Yee's marriage, his career, his life, are all badly hurt, even if there's nothing official in his file.

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