Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Guantánamo Judge Rejects Evidence Obtained Through Torture In Jawad Case

From the ACLU:

A military judge ruled today that the government cannot use statements made as a result of torture in the military commission case against Afghan national Mohammed Jawad. The judge held that Jawad's alleged confession to throwing a grenade at two U.S. service members and an Afghan interpreter was obtained after armed Afghan officials threatened to kill Jawad and his family. The government had previously told the judge that Jawad's alleged confession while in Afghan custody was central to the case against him.
Full article here.

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