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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be imprisoned or put to death using hearsay evidence and coerced testimony. According to a copy of the manual obtained by The Associated Press, a terror suspect’s defense lawyer cannot reveal classified evidence in the person’s defense until the government has a chance to review it. The manual, sent to Capitol Hill on Thursday and scheduled to be released later by the Pentagon, is intended to track a law passed last fall by Congress restoring President Bush’s plans to have special military commissions try terror-war prisoners. Those commissions had been struck down earlier in the year by the Supreme Court.

Pentagon Drafts Rules for Detainee Trials

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