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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Pentagon bans 4 Gitmo reporters

The Pentagon on Thursday barred four journalists from military commissions at Guantanamo Bay because they published the name of a witness after being told not to.
The U.S. military wanted the witness identified only as "Interrogator No. 1" and forbade reporting his name during coverage of this week's Guantanamo hearings for a 23-year-old Canadian prisoner who is charged with killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.
"Your reporters published the name of a witness whose identity was protected in court," Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan wrote in an e-mail sent to the news organizations Thursday LinkHere

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