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Defense team in Sept. 11 case ask to observe Guantanamo conditions
FT. MEADE, Md. -- Defense lawyers for five alleged Sept. 11 conspirators asked a judge Tuesday to allow them to spend 48 hours at a time, every six months, with their clients deep inside the heavily secured prison at the U.S. Naval Base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in order to document the conditions there and use that information to persuade a jury against the death penalty should the men eventually be convicted of capital murder.
By Richard A. Serrano
January 29, 2013