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Spying suspect says evidence in case tainted

The criminal case against a U.S. airman accused of attempted espionage for his dealings with terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been complicated by allegations that military investigators mishandled evidence, then tried to cover up their mistakes. The alleged lapses helped to persuade a military judge overseeing the upcoming court-martial of Ahmad Al Halabi, 25, to release him from jail last week. Al Halabi had been held at a base in California since his arrest last July. Don Rehkopf, Al Halabi’s civilian attorney, has told the judge that he intends to ask for dismissal of the charges against Al Halabi, who could face life in prison if convicted of attempted espionage. Full Story

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