Censorship Controversy Interrupts Trial of Gitmo Detainees
When a pretrial hearing for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 plotters began this week, an unknown censor shut off the audio feed from the courtroom even though no classified information was being discussed. Even the military commisson judge was caught by surprise, and he has now mandated that no one besides the security officer present in court may suspend broadcasting of the court proceedings, The New York Times reported. Last year, ProPublica covered the controversy surrounding the delayed broadcast and the handling of classified information in the case.
The government remains uncertain what to do with its prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.