Interpreter's alleged link to CIA halts Guantanamo case

February 9, 2015 11:30 PM

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An attempt to get the Sept. 11 terror case moving again came to an abrupt end Monday as at least two of five defendants identified a new courtroom interpreter as someone they encountered while held in secret CIA custody before being taken to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a long-stalled military trial.

A hearing in the high-security courtroom had just begun when defendant Ramzi Binalshibh told the judge that he recognized the male interpreter sitting next to him at the defense table from his time in the so-called "black sites" overseas, where prisoners were subjected to treatment widely regarded a...

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