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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Guantanamo Spy Case

A U.S. military judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges in an espionage case against an accused Syrian-American airman, but said the behavior of prosecutors in the case should be reviewed by a professional standards board. Military Judge Col. Barbara Brand criticized certain aspects of the government’s case against Senior Airman Ahmad Al Halabi, who is accused of carrying prison maps, letters and other documents from the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Halabi worked as an Arabic language translator at the base, where suspected al Qaeda and Taliban fighters are held. Brand cited one instance where a prosecutor told an Arabic language translator not to correct a mistake of a translation of a key word in a document and to not disclose the error to Halabi’s defense team. Full Story

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