Alleged arch-terrorist Abu Zubaydah, whom the CIA waterboarded in secret overseas interrogations, has agreed to let a civilian American attorney handle his case, the lawyer said Tuesday.
''I represent him,'' Chicago law professor Joseph Margulies said on his arrival in Fort Lauderdale from a weekend visit with the captive at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo.
A second U.S. attorney, Brent Mickum, also took part in the session.
The session is the first known meeting between a defense attorney and the captive -- who once ran a paramilitary training camp in Afghanistan -- since his March 28, 2002, capture in a firefight at an alleged al Qaeda safe house in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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