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Famed Gitmo Lawyer Facing 6 Months in Prison For Writing Letter to Obama Detailing Torture of Client

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:22 AM
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Famed Gitmo Lawyer Facing 6 Months in Prison For Writing Letter to Obama Detailing Torture of Client


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Clive Stafford Smith is accused of 'unprofessional conduct' by Pentagon officials who monitor communication between Gitmo prisoners and their lawyers. - Lawyers for Binyam Mohamed face the incredible prospect of a six-month jail sentence in America after writing a letter to President Obama detailing their client's allegations of torture by U.S. agents.

The privilege review team -- officials from the U.S. Department of Defense who monitor and censor communication between Guantánamo prisoners and their lawyers -- have previously been accused of using their powers to suppress evidence of the abuse and mistreatment of detainees.

Clive Stafford Smith, director of legal charity Reprieve, and his colleague Ahmed Ghappour have been summoned to appear before a Washington court on May 11 after a complaint was made by the privilege review team.
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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:22 AM
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Stafford Smith wrote a letter to Barry Soetoro after judges in the UK ruled against the release of U.S. evidence, which had details about Mohamed's alleged torture at Guantánamo. That same letter [PDF] contained a question to our foreign-born/president to reconsider the U.S. position and urged him to release the evidence to the public. The laywyer attached a memo summarizing the case because his US security clearance allows him access to classified material. In order to comply with certain "classification guidelines", the memo did not expose or identify individual officers by name or show the locations of the abuse.

The government cannot hide their crimes. All of us know that. Resist them, at all costs. They're a danger to this world (not just that unfortunate lawyer & his client/friend).

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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In light of the fact that North Korea just launched their Missle over Japan, & now a Lawyer is complaining that his client probably a known Terrorist has been abused at Gitmo.....Oh Boo "freakin" Hoo!!!!!

[edit on 5-4-2009 by smokehouseslim]



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