Lawyers for the three charged detainees last week renewed their condemnation [JURIST report] of new rules [manual, PDF] that have been laid down for the new commissions, saying the deadlines imposed by them will prevent extended investigation into the reliability of evidence brought against the detainees. The manual, which allows terror detainees to be convicted solely on hearsay or coerced evidence and prevents defendants from using classified evidence without government approval, was released [JURIST report] by the US Defense Department [official website] in January. AFP has more.
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