KSM Judge Grants Request To Limit Torture Disclosure

WASHINGTON — The military judge overseeing the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks granted a U.S. government request to limit disclosure of classified information about “sources, methods and activities” used in fighting terrorism.

The American Civil Liberties Union made the ruling public Wednesday, saying in a statement that the judge’s decision would prevent the public from learning about “illegal CIA torture.”

The written ruling by Army Col. James Pohl also approves the government’s request for a 40-second audio delay in relaying proceedings from the military courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers spent part of a week in October debating how a military tribunal should handle classified and other sensitive information in the biggest terrorism case in U.S. history.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/us/national-briefs-911-judge-sets-limits-666067/

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