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BREAKING: Another Gitmo Prosecutor Resigns

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 9:14pm

We learned late today that Army Lieutenant Colonel Darrel Vandeveld, the lead prosecutor in the military commissions case against Mohammed Jawad, has resigned in protest because the prosecution team was not providing the defense evidence that could indicate Jawad’s innocence. Jawad was a teenager when he was captured in Afghanistan and he’s one of the two youngest prisoners at Guantánamo.

ACLU attorneys Hina Shamsi and Denny LeBoeuf are in Guantánamo right now observing the military commission hearings of the accused 9/11 defendants. We'll have more details soon, so stay tuned!

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