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Enemy Combatant Hamdi Meets With Lawyer

An American citizen captured in Afghanistan in 2001 met with his attorney Tuesday for the first time, but the one-hour meeting was not private and was recorded by the military. Yaser Esam Hamdi has been held without charges or access to lawyers since his capture. The Bush administration considers the suspected Taliban foot soldier an enemy combatant, not constitutionally entitled to a lawyer. However, the U.S. government said the military was through interrogating Hamdi and announced in December it would allow him to meet with a lawyer with “appropriate security restrictions.” “It was the first he met me and the first time I ever met him,” said federal public defender Frank Dunham, who met Hamdi at the Navy brig at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station. Full Story

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