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Judge To Hear Challenge of Guantanamo Censorship

Government control over information regarding torture of defendants is at stake


In an order made public today, a military commissions judge at Guantánamo Bay announced that he will hear oral argument on the ACLU's challenge to censorship of torture at the trial of the 9/11 defendants.

In May, we filed a motion asking the military commission to deny the government's request to suppress statements by the defendants about their treatment while in U.S. custody, including torture and other abuse.