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Three Guantanamo Detainees May Face the Death Penalty

Three Guantanamo Detainees May Face the Death Penalty

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Now that the Pentagon has announced charges against six of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, few people are sure about what to expect next. Military prosecutors are recommending the death penalty for crimes associated with 9/11 in what will be the first real test of the new military tribunal system. Debate over the tribunals has already gone before the Supreme Court. And, last week's admission by the head of the CIA that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of those charged, was waterboarded during interrogations, raises questions about the evidence Mohammed provided, and what can legitimately be used against him during trial. This is one of those moments where you just need an expert lawyer to help answer all the questions, so we'll talk with BETH HILLMAN, a law professor at Rutgers and a member of the board of directors of the National Institute for Military Justice.