Former Gitmo Prosecutor to Testify for Bin Laden Driver

Top lawyer now critic of tribunals' fairness
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 6:41 PM CST
Former Gitmo Prosecutor to Testify for Bin Laden Driver
In this courtroom sketch reviewed by U.S. Military officials, Guantanamo detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan, far left, sits flanked by his legal team, as army prosecutor LTC William Britt speaks at a podium, inside the courtroom during a U.S. Military Tribunal arraignment, at Guantanamo U.S. Naval Base, Cuba,...   (Associated Press)

The former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo will be a defense witness for Osama bin Laden's driver at his upcoming military tribunal, the AFP reports. Morris Davis, who has become an outspoken critic of the administration’s legal approach to the war on terror since his resignation in October, will testify on behalf of Salim Hamdan, who is accused of delivering arms to terrorist agents.

"I'm more than happy to testify," Morris told the AP, saying it was "an opportunity to tell the truth" about what he sees as abuses of the system. Morris resigned in the fall because he objected to the use of waterboarding. He also alleges that the fairness of tribunals is compromised by political interference. (Read more Morris Davis stories.)

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