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May 17, 2010

Change you can believe in? Secrecy still veils Guantanamo hearings

The military commission hearings on Canadian Omar Khadr's claim of abuse at Guantanamo and in Afghanistan opened with a new rule book and closed with the Pentagon banishing four veteran reporters. One of the witnesses was subpoened in secret, six testified under pseudonyms, and security officers closed the court to screen a video that's available on YouTube. Critics say the spectacle underscored that military commissions under Barack Obama are no more transparent than under George W. Bush.

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