Guantanamo Order Bars Women From Moving Accused in 9/11 Case

January 7, 2015 11:31 PM

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Officials at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been ordered to stop using female guards to move the five defendants in the 9/11 terrorism case.

The order by the military judge presiding over the case addresses a long-simmering dispute. For months, defendants have refused to meet with lawyers because any physical contact with unrelated women violates their Muslim beliefs.

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