State Attorney Dave Aronberg in Guantanamo for accused terrorist trial

Dave Aronberg, seen here at an unrelated press conference on Oct. 25, 2016, is expected to testify in a trial for a lawsuit from a former prosecutor who says he fired her while she was undergoing cancer treatment.

Dave Aronberg, seen here at an unrelated press conference on Oct. 25, 2016, is expected to testify in a trial for a lawsuit from a former prosecutor who says he fired her while she was undergoing cancer treatment.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg announced this morning that he will be spending the week in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba to attend the trial of accused terrorist mastermind Abdul al Hadi al Iraqi.

According to a press release from Aronberg’s office Monday, Aronberg was selected to represent the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) in observing the criminal hearings for Iraqi, an alleged former member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle.

Iraqi has been described as a military leader for the Taliban, and is accused of various war crimes, including allegations that his troops attacked U.S. and U.S. ally targets in Afghanistan.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to observe up close our system of justice as it relates to terrorist suspects, and to meet with the brave men and women of our military who keep us safe every day,” Aronberg said in a press release Monday.