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DoD Fails to Videotape Gitmo Detainee, Held in Contempt

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the Department of Defense was in contempt of court for failing to videotape the testimony of Guantanamo detainee Mohammed al-Adahi. Al-Adahi’s testimony was given via a June teleconference at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility – failure to tape the testimony was the result of “oversight and miscommunication,” as argued by DoD lawyers. Al-Adahi’s defense team asserted that this oversight, however, was an intentional act to conceal Guantanamo’s harshness from the world community.

Judge Kessler’s contempt ruling can be found ; SCOTUSBlog has more.


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