February 22, 2013
Lawyers defending the Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks can visit the top-secret prison where the alleged al Qaeda conspirators have been held for more than six years, a judge has ruled.
But they can only stay 12 hours, not the 48 hours they requested, defense lawyers said on Thursday.
The judge overseeing the war crimes tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Army Colonel James Pohl, signed an order allowing the visits on Tuesday.