Brit High Court judges reveal US military attempts to suppress torture testimony

LONDON — Two British High Court judges revealed Monday that U.S. military prosecutors tried to pressure a former detainee at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into a plea bargain — on charges that hadn’t been specified — that would have resulted in a 10-year sentence in addition to the years he’d already been detained.

In a previously secret annex to a ruling they made last autumn, Lord Justice Thomas and Justice Lloyd Jones, who had access to classified U.S. documents, also revealed that American prosecutors had tried to pressure Binyam Mohamed into signing a statement that said he hadn’t been tortured and wouldn’t sue the U.S. government or its allies over his treatment in captivity.

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