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New plan drawn for trying foreign terror suspects

The Bush administration’s latest proposal for trying foreign terror suspects would allow military tribunals to consider coerced testimony and hearsay, withhold classified evidence from the accused and in some cases prevent defendants from attending their trials. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales described the plan to lawmakers Wednesday. Under refinement by military lawyers who criticized the administration’s previous system, the plan also would give the secretary of defense the power to decide what crimes can be tried by the military, he said. Full Story

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