TV News LIES

Saturday, Nov 01st

Last update04:43:24 AM GMT

You are here News 9/11 Related Pentagon prosecutors moving away from gag order on 9/11 suspects at Guantanamo

Pentagon prosecutors moving away from gag order on 9/11 suspects at Guantanamo

E-mail Print PDF

GitmoDefense lawyers in the Sept. 11 case said Tuesday that the Pentagon prosecutor is backing away from a national security doctrine that reflexively gags anything the accused 9/11 plotters say to anyone at Guantánamo.

At issue is the controversial theory of “presumptive classification.” Because the accused 9/11 conspirators were held for years in secret custody by the CIA, and are now confined to a secret prison at Guantánamo, anything they say starts off classified as a national security secret.

They are facing a death-penalty trial at the Guantánamo war court, and their defense lawyers have argued that the interpretation has straight-jacketed their trial preparation.

Moreover, the American Civil Liberties Union disputes the concept of “presumptive classification” as being at odds with the public’s right to know what happened to the captives in secret U.S. custody. Agents seized the men in 2002 and 2003, and then turned them over to the military at Guantánamo in 2006.

“Today, the prosecution in the 9/11 military commission filed a document retreating from its argument for ‘presumptive classification’ of all detainee statements, regardless of their topic,” said James Connell, lawyer for Ammar al Baluchi, the nephew of alleged mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. “Defense attorneys have vigorously opposed the practice of presumptive classification.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


9/11 victims: Saudi Arabia’s backing of al-Qaida made attacks possible

9/11 and the SaudisAs defense attorneys tried again last week to get Saudi Arabia dropped from a massive federal...

Three New York firefighters die of 9/11-related illnesses, FDNY says

first responders 9/11Three retired New York firefighters who worked at Ground Zero in the days after the World...

New Yorker Magazine Exposes 9/11 Truth: The Twenty-Eight Pages

Bush and the SaudisOn the bottom floor of the United States Capitol’s new underground visitors’ center, there is a...

9/11 Myth Huggers: 13 Years of Ignoring the Evidence

9/11The establishment media hold up an apple for your inspection, and they tell you it is...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!