October 6th, 2010
11:12 AM ET

Key witness ruled out of terror trial over torture concerns

A key witness at the trial of the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in the United States cannot testify, a judge ruled Wednesday, because of concerns over torture.

The man on trial, Ahmed Ghailani, told the CIA about the witness while agents were interrogating him, and the government has asked the court to consider everything Ghailani said in CIA custody to have been coerced.

"In these circumstances, the Constitution does not permit (Hussain) Abebe to testify in this criminal trial," Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled Wednesday.


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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    The Headline should Read " Tet Turner Returns To Lead Tieme warner", "Lou Dobbs and Rick Sanzchez Rehired ",

    Mehdi General Dr Bad

    hay, gas bag, any chance you know where MY M.I.A. Army Nurse Deborah Christine D'angelo From New Jeresy Is?

    October 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now what say, you tree hugging liberal cowards and you pig neo cons, all go fight your own wars.
    what say you mind your own damn buisness.
    do you speak anyhting other then english?

    October 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |

    October 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hoss

    Your a loser dr. bad

    October 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    OH look more childish names. as it hides. nice and safe.
    Is it me any of you Hurt?
    YOUr days are now Numbered few.
    And I will stil Be After YOU are long Gone.
    And I cant wait to see you expalin it.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. loser

    Terrorists should not be allowed trials or nice jails,they should be tortured and hung for their crimes.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |