First Guantanamo Trial Has Sealed Plea Agreement

The first trial of a Guantanamo detainee under President Obama has resulted in a sealed decision. As part of the plea deal, the military judge overseeing the case ordered that the sentence should be sealed until his release.

President Obama pledged to make the military tribunal system more transparent. At the same time, prosecutors noted that the secrecy surrounding the plea was partly based on national security concerns, along with the detainee’s best interest, "We don’t want to create a disincentive for a detainee to plead guilty . . ." The detainee in this case used to a cook and driver for Osama bin Laden.

Military Judge Seals Sentence For Gitmo Inmate | NPR

 

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