Thursday, January 18, 2007

Coerced/Hearsay Testimony Allowed In Detainee Trials

According to AP, the Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and imprisoned or put to death.

Additionally, a terror suspect's defense lawyer cannot reveal classified evidence in the person's defense until the government has a chance to review it.

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