April 6, 2009

Judge: U.S. hid witness's mental illness in Guantanamo cases

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that the Justice Department improperly withheld important psychiatric records of a government witness who was used in a "significant" number of cases against Guantanamo detainees. One of those cases was that of a Yemeni doctor who the Justice Department announced last week it would no longer try to detain. Sullivan called the Guantanamo cases a "travesty" and "a horror story."

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