US Supreme Court takes up dispute over Reuters interrogation of Guantanamo detainee

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the U.S. government’s offer to prevent two former CIA contractors from being involved in a criminal investigation in Poland for their role in questioning a suspected senior Al – Interviewed a Qaeda person who has been repeatedly subjected to waterboarding.

The judges will take up the government’s appeal against a lower court ruling that the Central Intelligence Agency contractors, James Elmer Mitchell and John Bruce Jessen, could be summoned under US law that allows federal courts to request testimony or enforce other evidence of a foreign trial.

The case centers on Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian who was captured in Pakistan in 2002 and has since been held by the United States without charge. He spent the last nearly 15 years as a prisoner at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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