2013-01-31 20:55:48

Federal court overturns Guantanamo conviction, casting doubt on future of military commissions

Today, the military judge at Guantanamo Bay overseeing the hearing of five detainees accused in the September 11 terrorist attacks directly addressed a blackout of the proceedings earlier this week and ordered the government to “discontinue any ability” of third parties to suspend broadcast of the commission. On Monday, audio and video of the proceedings were cut for three minutes when a defense attorney began talking about the secret CIA black sites where defendants were held and allegedly tortured.

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