RT: Detainees being held at the Guantanamo Bay gulag facility and their defense attorneys are reporting both the United States government and Gitmo guards alike this week of infringing on the inmates’ rights by conducting illegal surveillance.Only days after lawyers representing alleged terrorists accused the government of spying on confidential inmate-attorney conversations by using hidden microphones placed in meeting rooms within the facility, the counsel for Yemen national Walid bin Attash said on Thursday that her client’s private legal papers were improperly removed from his Gitmo prison cell when he attended a recent court hearing.
Bin Attash was appearing before the military court on Tuesday, attorney Cheryln Bormann claimed early Thursday, when his Gitmo cell was allegedly ransacked and legal documents were removed.
“The guard force was in fact seizing privileged communications,” Bormann said, according to Bloomberg News.
During a heated moment amid Thursday morning’s hearing, an unshackled bin Attash stood up in the court and spontaneously addressed Army Col. James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the case.
"In the name of God, there is an important thing for you," bin Attash said before being silenced by the judge.
According to an Associated Press report, Col. Pohl told bin Attash that he had to remain quiet unless testifying from the witness stand, to which the inmate fired back, "I'm not here to testify.”