First U.S. war crimes trial starts at Guantanamo

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  1. poncho

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    GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's driver went on trial at Guantanamo on Monday in the first U.S. war crimes trial since World War Two, nearly seven years after the September 11 attacks prompted U.S. President George W. Bush to declare war on terrorism.

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    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The judge in the first American war crimes trial since World War II barred evidence on Monday that interrogators obtained from Osama bin Laden's driver, ruling he was subjected to "highly coercive" conditions in Afghanistan.

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    "But Judge Keith Allred, a Navy captain, left the door open for the prosecution to use statements Salim Hamdan made at Guantanamo, despite defense claims that all his statements were tainted by alleged abuse including sleep deprivation and solitary confinement."


    "But he allowed some other statements as evidence and ruled that there were "no coercive techniques" used to influence any of his statements at Guantanamo. Hamdan's lawyers say their client was subjected to isolation, sleep deprivation and sexual humiliation at the prison camp."
     
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