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Behind closed doors, Guantánamo secret court talks about the CIA, torture and rights

• https://www.mcclatchydc.com, by CAROL ROSENBERG

Agents diapered or left naked a one-legged CIA captive during his time in secret overseas detention. Taking showers still traumatizes the alleged USS Cole bomber, whom the CIA waterboarded in 2003.

These and other details emerged from McClatchy's review of 1,300 pages of partially declassified transcripts of Guantánamo's secret death-penalty case sessions that have been gradually made public since February.

Although still heavily redacted, the transcripts show a consistent theme across 30 hours of closed war-crimes hearings: When the public and accused terrorists aren't allowed to listen, the legal arguments are often about the CIA's secret overseas prison network, the circumstances of Guantánamo detention and how now outlawed Bush-era interrogation methods might affect future justice.

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