Gitmo Lawyers: Agents Are Spying on Us
Guantanamo commander admits that cells are bugged
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2013 5:33 PM CST
The self-proclaimed terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, right, talks with a female member of his legal team at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.    (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)

(Newser) – A defense lawyer for alleged 9/11 attackers is crying foul after spotting hidden listening devices in cells used to meet with her clients at Guantanamo Bay, the Guardian reports. And the response from Gitmo's commander—that the bugs were set up by secret agents, yet no eavesdropping is underway—didn't add up for one human rights counsel observing the hearings. "It's not clear who knows what about how it was being used," she said.

Lawyers for the accused also grew concerned after noting the hyper-sensitivity of courtroom microphones—which may be strong enough to pick up their private chatter with clients. Seeing the courtroom's audio feed to the public go dead last month during a discussion of CIA "black sites" only added to their worry that intelligence agents were listening in, they said. Not to mention that Gitmo authorities have seized confidential legal documents from cells of the accused. "We need to stop this now," said one attorney. "This affects our ability to do our jobs."

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Feb 19, 2013 6:12 AM CST
America is a nation of laws. Al-Qaeda and other terrorists don't respect American laws. Al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization. Terrorists that are incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay want the destruction of the United States of America. A terrorists private conversation must be made public. What we are talking about is U.S. National Security. Even the founding fathers of the United States of America would agree with this matter. God Bless America. AMEN.
Feb 18, 2013 9:25 PM CST
The "terrorists" (whoever they are or were) had nothing to do with the loss of our freedoms. Our own government with the smiling and cheering approval of brainwashed citizens destroyed it.
Feb 18, 2013 8:01 PM CST
comrads comrads please , these are not microphones dey are tiny speekers we uze to play luvly music for de priznors