FBI Sent Agents to Guantanamo to Obtain Information Not Extracted Through Torture

Camp Delta GuantanamoCNN is reporting that FBI agents assigned to investigate the case of the six Guantanamo detainees recently charged in the September 11th attacks sent their own agents to question the accused without using coercive techniques, fearing that the information obtained by the CIA was unreliable and legally impermissible.

FBI Director Robert Mueller had told agents to stay out of the CIA interrogations because of concern that the way the information was being obtained would not hold up in a court of law, the official said…

There are questions about whether testimony gathered through waterboarding would be considered as testimony, said Charles Swift, a former U.S. Navy attorney who represented Osama bin Laden’s driver…

The last legal precedent he could find for such a move, he said, was the Spanish Inquisition — more than 500 years ago.

Via Cageprisoners.com


~ by lolarusa on February 13, 2008.

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