US Asks Judge To Reconsider His CIA Prison Order
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a military judge in Guantanamo Bay to reconsider his order that they share with defense attorneys details about a detainee's experience in secret CIA prisons after he was arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
Army Col. James Pohl is set to hear arguments today at a pretrial hearing for Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri (ahbd al-ruh-HEEM' al-nuh-SHEE'-ree).
Pohl ordered prosecutors last month to turn over never-revealed details about al-Nashiri's treatment. A CIA inspector general's report says he was waterboarded and threatened with a gun and power drill.
The defense contends the government's evidence is tainted by CIA actions that amounted to coercion or torture.
The Associated Press is covering the hearing from a closed-circuit television link at Fort Meade, Maryland.
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