Take Two for December 13, 2012

CIA treatment of 9/11 suspects to be kept secret in court

In this courtroom drawing reviewed and a

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In this courtroom drawing reviewed and approved for release by a US military security official, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sits in court on May 5, 2012 at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

New movement in the prosecution of alleged 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators. Yesterday, the judge in the case said details about the harsh interrogation techniques used on the men will not be disclosed in court. Their military tribunal is scheduled to be held next year. 

Human rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, say the ruling is an attempt to hide the fact that the men were tortured.

Here with more is Mattathias Schwartz, contributor for the New Yorker who has been following the story.


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