Lawyers to get access to secret Guantanamo camp

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Associated Press

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 3:05 PM

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Lawyers for the five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks will get to see the section of the Guantanamo Bay prison where they have been held in near-total secrecy for more than six years.

A military judge is deciding how much access the lawyers will have to top secret Camp 7. Lawyers for the prisoners have asked for multiple 48-hour visits to evaluate conditions.

But a military prosecutor says the judge should limit any visit. Army Maj. Robert McGovern said at a hearing Tuesday that a 48-hour visit could compromise security.

Camp 7 opened in September 2006 to hold men held in CIA jails overseas. Two lawyers had a brief visit in 2008 but otherwise it's been off-limits. Its location on the U.S. base in Cuba is classified.

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