Monday, June 9, 2008

GITMO INTERROGATORS TOLD TO DESTROY HANDWRITTEN NOTES

BBC Guantanamo Bay interrogators were told to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify on detainee treatment, a military lawyer alleges. The lawyer, Lt-Cmdr William Kuebler, said the instructions were contained in a Pentagon operations manual. He said this apparent destruction of evidence at the prison camp stopped him from challenging alleged confessions in the case of his client, Omar Khadr.

He would use the document to seek a dismissal of the charges, he said.

The 21-year-old is accused of killing a US soldier and wounding another during a battle in Afghanistan in 2002. Mr Khadr was 15 when he was captured during the firefight at a suspected al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

Two weeks ago, Canada's Supreme Court ruled the Canadian government had acted illegally by handing over documents from an interview with the suspect by its own intelligence services a year after his capture.

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