I USA har avhørsledere på Guantanamo-basen forsøkt å svekke fangenes tillit til sine forsvarere. Et grovt brudd på rettssikkerheten.

Regjeringen ble tvunget av domstolene til å la fangene få adgang til forsvarere. Det synes derfor som de er dårlige tapere når de forsøker å diskreditere advokatene i fangenes øyne.

I ett tilfelle sa en forhørsleder at fangen ikke kunne stole på advokaten for han var jødisk.

Defense lawyers for detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, say the military has been working to undermine the inmates’ trust in them.

In one case, a lawyer said, a military interrogator recently told a detainee that he should not trust his lawyers because they are Jews.

Mr. Wilner said that when he interviewed a Kuwaiti, a 28-year-old whom he declined to name, the man told him that his interrogator was a young woman known to him as Meghan. He described her as attractive and blond with shoulder-length hair and said she had engaged in the kind of flirtatious techniques that have been the basis of accusations that female interrogators have tried to flaunt themselves sexually. The Army has said it is investigating those statements.

Mr. Wilner said his client had told him that Meghan wore tight pants and a shirt, «sometimes with buttons undone, and leans over him to be suggestive.» He said his client told him that he looked away and that Meghan once sat close, her legs straddling his.

«She told him several times not to trust his lawyers,» Mr. Milner said.

He said she told the detainee that he would be tortured if he returned to Kuwait. When the detainee said his lawyer had told him otherwise, she replied: «Don’t trust your lawyers. Don’t you know they’re Jews?»

Militære har også utgitt seg for å være advokater og har oppsøkt fangene under falsk identitet:

Another lawyer, Marc Falkoff of New York, whose firm represents several Yemenis at Guantánamo, said some of his clients had told him that a person who said he was a lawyer and had civilian clothes had conferred several times with some detainees. That person, Mr. Falkoff said his clients had told him, later appeared at the detention center in uniform, leading the inmates to distrust anyone claiming to be a lawyer and acting in their interest.

U.S. Eroding Inmates’ Trust at Cuba Base, Lawyers Say

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