Jailers at Guantanamo urged to destroy interrogation notes: lawyer

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June 08, 2008

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US interrogators of “war on terror” detainees were instructed to destroy handwritten notes that might have exposed harsh or even illegal questioning methods at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer for one of the prisoners said Sunday.

Navy Lieutenant Commander Bill Kuebler said in a statement sent to reporters he considers the notes crucial to the defense of his client, Canadian Omar Khadr, during his upcoming murder trial by a special military tribunal at the US naval base.


h/t: CLG


Detailed notes from Khadr interviews destroyed

Steven Edwards, Canwest News Service
Sunday, June 08, 2008

NEW YORK – A formerly secret document shows the Pentagon allowed its Guantanamo Bay interrogators to destroy notes they took of interrogations – a policy Omar Khadr’s lawyers say denies them the chance to challenge the legitimacy of any “confessions” he made.

Navy Lt.-Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, Khadr’s lead military attorney, stumbled over the interrogation directive as he reviewed prosecution-held documents at the prosecution office of the Pentagon’s war crimes commissions.

While he was denied permission to walk out with them, he said he made careful notes – and on Monday is submitting an affidavit of what he learned to the U.S. Supreme Court.


h/t: CLG

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