Military judge rules for Guantanamo driver prisoner

For a third time, a military judge has authorized lawyers for Osama bin Laden's driver to send questions to alleged senior al Qaeda detainees in segregation at Guantánamo.

The ruling by Navy Capt. Keith Allred rejected national security arguments raised by Pentagon prosecutors. The military judge also sounded dismissive of a government argument that driver could have conspired in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks without knowing about the suicide plot.

Specifically, Allred authorized Hamdan's lawyers to ask reputed mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed whether the driver was a part of the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide plot.

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