April 20, 2012
An accused September 11 conspirator filed a motion challenging a rule that keeps statements by the Guantanamo detainees secret, his lawyer said.
Attorney James Connell called for end to “the presumption of classification” that applies to everything the Guantanamo detainees say.
His client, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, is scheduled to be arraigned May 5 at Guantanamo along with four other accused terrorists.
All statements made by the detainees are reviewed by US military judges for national security implications before they are released publicly.
Asked whether his client would plead guilty or not guilty during his arraignment, Connell said he could not answer because everything his client says is “presumed classified.”