February 13, 2013

A US military officer said Wednesday that he felt under pressure when tasked to screen the mail of five men held at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of plotting the September 11 attacks.

On the third day of a preliminary hearing at the US naval base located at the southeastern tip of Cuba, lieutenant Alexander Homme testified via video link about how communications of so-called “high-level” detainees were handled.

Defense lawyers have already said that client-attorney privilege has been breached in the case, citing the government’s use of microphones capable of eavesdropping on legal conversations held with the 9/11 suspects.

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