Attorneys defending a Guantanamo prisoner charged in the 9/11 plot turned the tables on Tuesday and asked for restrictions on the way the CIA can use private information that defense lawyers generate.
Previous discussions of classified information in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal have focused on defense lawyers' responsibility to safeguard information collected by the government.
But the pretrial hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base on Tuesday revealed concerns about information flowing in the opposite direction.
Defense lawyers said that without new limits, they could be co-opted as intelligence gatherers for the CIA, which reviews some of the defense teams' confidential internal memos to determine if the information in them is classified.