TV News LIES

Tuesday, May 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Judge lets Gitmo prosecutors keep evidence top secret

Judge lets Gitmo prosecutors keep evidence top secret

E-mail Print PDF

Gitmo TrialsA judge has agreed that Top #Secret evidence against a Guantanamo Bay detainee can be kept from defense attorneys.

In a 13-page decision, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer rejected the pleas of Wali Mohammed Morafa, an Afghan citizen. Specifically, Morafa's attorneys won't learn of the source of the information used against their client.

The U.S. government alleges Morafa used the cover of  money-changing activities to provide financial services support to the operations of the Taliban and other terrorist organizations. Many complicated legal proceedings have ensued, during which time Morafa's attorneys have held Secret clearances.

And here's the dilemma, as summed up by Judge Collyer:

"There is no adequate substitute available for certain relevant and material source-related information, classified at the Top Secret level. Accordingly, although the Court has reviewed that information in camera, Mr. Morafa’s counsel is unable to review it. Mr. Morafa objects to this outcome, arguing that the unavailability of such evidence to counsel must both preclude Respondents from relying on it to support his detention and preclude the Court from considering it in ruling on his habeas petition."

TVNL Comment:  How in hell can a llwyer defend a client against evidence that is not disclosed?  Just asking....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Greek police begin clearing 8,000 migrants from Idomeni refugee camp

Greek police begin emptying refugee campGreek police began clearing about 8,000 people from the Idomeni refugee camp Tuesday morning near the...

Afghan prisoner released from Guantanamo Bay after 14 years

Afghan prisoner eleased from GitmoThe Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board approved the release of an Afghan man 14 years after...

Judge Wants Government To Hand Over Names, Addresses Of Thousands Of Dreamers

Dreamers names in danger of exposureAbout 108,000 young undocumented immigrants received three-year protections and U.S. work permits in a several-month period...

Nigeria finds schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram

Nigerian girl foundOne of the 219 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been found, the first...
 
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!