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Lawyer in 9/11 case questions whether U.S. Guantanamo interrogation was voluntary

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An FBI agent and a U.S. military investigator testified on Monday that a Saudi prisoner accused in the September 11 plot had freely and voluntarily answered their questions during an interrogation at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in 2007. But at the pretrial hearing, a defense attorney for the prisoner, Mustafa al Hawsawi, questioned how voluntary those statements could have been after 4-1/2 years in CIA and U.S. military custody.

9/11 hearing delayed over hacked emails

A judge has delayed an upcoming hearing for five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks due to suspicions that confidential defense emails were monitored, a lawyer said Wednesday. The next preliminary hearing had been set to take place on April 22 at the US military base at Guantanamo. It was now scheduled for June 17-21, according to a Pentagon spokesman. Lawyers for four of the accused had filed an emergency motion with presiding Judge Colonel James Pohl, seeking a delay in proceedings after revelations that defense emails and computer files had been compromised.

Guantanamo defense lawyers want prison camp sleep-over

* Defendants are accused of plotting 9/11 attacks * Harsh pretrial treatment could mitigate their sentence By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U .S. lawyers defending the Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks on Tuesday sought permission to spend 48 hours in the top-secret prison where the alleged al Qaeda conspirators have awaited trial for more than six years.
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