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ACLU Challenges Government Suppression Of Torture Testimony At Guantánamo

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December 5, 2008

From our press release:

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a legal challenge today to prohibit the government from censoring prisoners’ testimony about torture and abuse in their military commission proceedings. Currently, the government cuts off the audio feed whenever a detainee testifies about CIA abuse so that observers cannot hear descriptions of brutal interrogations. In its motion, filed with the judge overseeing the prosecution of five defendants charged with involvement in the 9/11 attacks, the ACLU also seeks the immediate release of all transcripts of past proceedings in which the audio was turned off.

This kind of censorship threatens the American public’s right to know about the abusive interrogations and torture being done in our names. Read the brief here.