Thursday, January 08, 2015

Guantanamo Military Judge Orders End To Use of Female Guards For Objecting Muslim Defendants

AP reports that a military judge at Guantanamo Bay yesterday issued an order that, pending a final decision, authorities should stop using female guards to move 5 defendants held in a top-secret Guantanamo unit back and forth to meetings with their lawyers. Defendants have been refusing to meet with counsel because physical contact with the female guards violates their Muslim religious beliefs.