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12:00 AM, December 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 14, 2012

US to keep secret torture testimony

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A US military judge ordered Wednesday that testimony from defendants accused of taking part in the September 11 attacks describing their torture and secret imprisonment must be kept secret.
Judge James Pohl released his ruling on his military tribunal's website, agreeing with a request from the US government that the testimony should be kept secret from the public and media for reasons of national security.
Human rights groups and media organizations has challenged the so-called "40-second rule which allows the authority to delay live telecast of the trial proceedings.

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