TV News LIES

Saturday, Dec 10th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Mental health experts get access to detainee’s CIA file

Mental health experts get access to detainee’s CIA file

E-mail Print PDF

Gitmo prisonAn Army judge is giving a military mental-health board access to an alleged al Qaida deputy’s secret CIA file, covering the time when agents waterboarded the man and subjected him to a mock execution with a power drill, to help evaluate if he can go on trial.

Saudi-born captive Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, 48, is facing a death-penalty trial as accused mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen in which 17 American sailors were killed. The trial could start next year.

The prosecution persuaded Army Col. James Pohl, the judge, to order the mental health evaluation by an undisclosed medical panel.

The examiners will include three or more physicians or clinical psychologists, Pohl wrote in an order dated Thursday but obtained by The Miami Herald on Friday. One must be a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist and none can be mental health counselors who have already worked with Nashiri.

At issue is whether the man whom agents sought to break through waterboarding, threatening to rape his mother in front of him and staging his mock execution with a drill while he was naked and hooded is mentally competent to stand trial.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Former Child Soldier Denies War Crimes In Trial At International Criminal Court

Former child soldier on trial at ICCThe Lord's Resistance Army committed horrifying crimes against civilians for almost three decades, killing thousands in...

Knesset okays controversial West Bank outpost bill in preliminary vote

Knesset okays Palestinian land grabThe Knesset plenum on Monday approved a new draft of a bill to recognize West Bank...

Hundreds Of Immigrant Moms And Kids Freed From Detention After Texas Court Ruling

Hundreds freed from Texas detention centesHundreds of women and children were released from two family detention centers over the weekend, after...

Israel's Lehava stirs 'anarchy' in Jerusalem

Lahava hate groupFour youths in black T-shirts, bearing a distinctive yellow-flame insignia, approached "A" in July as he...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!