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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

40 Seconds of Secrecy: 'US wants to hide Gitmo trial facts'

The lawyers of five people accused of planning the 9/11 attacks say the U.S. wants to cover up the fact they were all tortured in secret CIA prisons. Pre-trial hearings are underway in Guantanamo Bay for the men, including the self-professed mastermind of September 11.

The week long pre-trial now has to determine whether to allow them to freely say in court what happened during their years in custody. The live transmissions from the courtroom are also being covered by a 40-second sound delay.

Lawyer and Retired Air Force Colonel, Morris Davis, though, thinks this policy is less about protecting the nation - and more about saving face.

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