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U.S. judge won't accept confession

October 29, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

A U.S. military judge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, barred the Pentagon from using a prisoner's confession to Afghan authorities as trial evidence, saying it was obtained through torture.

Army Col. Stephen R. Henley said Mohammed Jawad's statements "were obtained by physical intimidation and threats of death."

Jawad is accused of injuring two U.S. soldiers with a grenade in 2002. He allegedly said during his interrogation in Kabul, the Afghan capital, that he hoped the Americans died and that he would do it again.

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