Judge: Government Hiding Evidence in Gitmo Case

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A federal judge has accused the Bush administration of hiding evidence in the case of a Yemen man who
has been held as a terror suspect at Guantanamo Bay for six years.

At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan rapped Justice Department lawyers for only recently turning over Defense Department and other government documents first obtained in
September.

Attorneys for both the government and the detainee, Aymen Saeed Batarfi, had wanted Sullivan to rule on whether to free the 38-year-old Yemeni.

But Sullivan said the new evidence - which is classified - must be considered before he decides. He called it another example of the Bush administration hiding evidence from courts.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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