08/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Justice Dept. Abandons Torture-Based Evidence In Gitmo Case

The Justice Department informed a federal district court Wednesday that it was no longer seeking to rely on coerced and tortured evidence in the habeas corpus case of Mohammed Jawad, who was arrested as a child in Afghanistan, interrogated under torture, and then locked up at Guantanamo Bay for the last six and a half years.

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