Posts by Liz Goodwin and Olivier Knox
- Liz Goodwin and Olivier Knox at Yahoo News2 mths ago
Defense attorneys in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are eagerly awaiting the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program, hoping its revelations will help the accused terrorists they represent at military commissions on the island.
President Barack Obama said bluntly earlier this month that the CIA “tortured some folks,” and the long-awaited report is expected to describe that torture in detail. That could be good news for the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks and one accused of the USS Cole bombing. All have been in pretrial proceedings for years now at Guantanamo and were in CIA custody before that.
“It’s going to have an effect on the way everything is perceived,” said James Harrington, who is representing accused 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh.