HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Foreign Affairs & National Security » National Security & Defense (Group) » High court to hear Guanta...

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:30 AM

High court to hear Guantanamo prisoner's state secrets case

Source: Associated Press

High court to hear Guantanamo prisoner’s state secrets case

April 26, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether a Palestinian man captured in the wake of 9/11 and detained at the prison on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay can get access to information the government classifies as state secrets.

Abu Zubaydah was initially captured in Pakistan and detained in CIA detention facilities abroad. The U.S. government says he was an associate and longtime ally of Osama bin Laden. Zubaydah and his lawyer want to question two former CIA contractors about the operation of a secret CIA facility in Poland where they say Zubaydah was held and tortured.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 in 2019 that the two contractors could face limited questioning.

In asking the Supreme Court to take the case, the government said it has declassified a “significant amount of information regarding the former CIA Program, including the details of Abu Zubaydah’s treatment while in CIA custody, which included the use of enhanced interrogation techniques.” But it said it had “determined that certain categories of information—including the identities of its foreign intelligence partners and the location of former CIA detention facilities in their countries—could not be declassified without risking undue harm to the national security.”

-snip-


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/osama-bin-laden-prisons-us-supreme-court-abu-zubaydah-courts-7f17e01b2c037bbebfca2b999bf64490

2 replies, 610 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply High court to hear Guantanamo prisoner's state secrets case (Original post)
Eugene Apr 26 OP
Solly Mack Apr 26 #1
abqtommy Apr 26 #2

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:49 AM

1. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:57 PM

2. This makes no sense to me. Anybody who sets up secret torture sites is generating

more "undue harm to national security" than anyone else. I've followed the general
information about this for many years and there has to be serious consequences for those
involved from the top on down. But I'm not holding my breath until we get it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread