(Dec. 13, 2012) Military judge bans the release of CIA torture techniques used against 9/11 suspects
The world may never find out how the US tortured five detainees currently held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center: a military judge has decided to go ahead with the government’s request to censor testimonies from Gitmo inmates.
The judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, signed a protective order last week that will keep the "observations and experiences" of alleged terrorists on trial for war crimes classified, keeping the press and public from hearing first-hand accounts of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA to coerce intelligence from inmates. The memo was unsealed this week.
Col. Pohl approved the request in the midst of the trial against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspects accused of plotting the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Mohammed has allegedly admitted his role in masterminding the national tragedy, but was subjected to the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding nearly 200 times while in CIA custody.