Here is WaPo’s update on the progress of the death penalty commission case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who is “charged . . . . with murder, terrorism and other violations of the laws of war for his role in the October 2000 al-Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.” This post is mainly to highlight a statement attributed to a friend o’ CAAFlog,
Under the reformed system of military commission, the government cannot use any statements obtained under torture. And prosecutors are unlikely to rely on any statements Nashiri made while in CIA custody. But one of Nashiri’s attorneys, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Reyes, has warned that he intends to call CIA officials involved in his client’s interrogation to the stand.”
Who says counsel in these cases aren’t independent?