DOD refuses to release Khalid Sheikh Mohammed tribunal tape Michael Sung at 9:37 AM ET
[JURIST] The US Department of Defense will not release audio recordings of the March 9 Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) [DOD backgrounder] hearing for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile] at Guantanamo Bay due to concerns that it could be used in terrorist propaganda, a military spokesperson said Tuesday. During his hearing Mohammed said he masterminded the 9/11 attacks [JURIST report; transcript, PDF] and claimed responsibility for 29 other planned terror attacks. DOD has released censored transcripts of the proceeding, editing out Mohammed's allegations that he was tortured while under CIA custody [HRW report]. Audio recordings from the CSRT hearings for several other detainees have been released [JURIST report].
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