Guantanamo/Detainees

A Gitmo mystery: Who cut the video feed for reporters?


A video feed for reporters and the public observing a pretrial hearing at Guantanamo Bay was abruptly and mysteriously interrupted on Monday.

The judge overseeing the arguments on behalf of accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed seemed perplexed, the Washington Post reports. Judge James Pohl, an Army colonel, said he wasn’t the one who cut the feed during discussion of a motion to preserve evidence from secret CIA prisons overseas.

Justice Department lawyer Joanna Baltes indicated she could answer the question—but not in an open session. Pohl said he will explain the mystery, if he is permitted to do so, in open court on Tuesday.

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