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Report: Gitmo Tribunal Judge “Conspired” with Prosecution to Destroy Evidence

HeadlineJun 01, 2016

The Guardian reports the judge overseeing the military tribunal at Guantánamo “effectively conspired” with prosecutors to destroy evidence related to the defense of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks. A court document alleges the judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, worked secretly in concert with prosecutors to approve the destruction of evidence and prevent Mohammed’s defense team from learning about the move. Legal scholar Karen Greenberg told The Guardian, “This may well be the straw that breaks the camel’s back in underscoring the unviability of the military commissions.”

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