Hasan’s Latest Beard Hearing Is Next Week
A military appeals court will hear arguments next week over whether Maj. Nidal Hasan can be forcibly shaved.
The Army psychiatrist is on trial for killing 13 people and wounded dozens more at Fort Hood in 2009.
Hasan refuses to shave his beard, in violation of Army rules. The judge in his case ordered him to be shaved. Hasan’s lawyers say the order violates his religious rights.
The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals will hear Hasan’s appeal and decide whether the judge overstepped his bounds and should be removed from the case.