7,185. 2/11/2008

While being held at Guantanamo, “On February 11, 2008, [alleged 20th hijacker Mohammed] al-Qahtani was charged with war crimes and murder by the Office of Military Commissions. He would face the death penalty if convicted. Three months later, the charges against him were dropped. His attorney, Gitanjali Gutierrez of the Center for Constitutional Rights, described the prosecution’s use of evidence obtained by torture, hearsay, and secret evidence as ‘unlawful, unconstitutional and a perversion of justice.’ ”

 – Deepak Tripathi, Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Page 83

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