By Celena Chong, Medill News Service, published at Militarytimes.com

“FORT MEADE, Md. — A defense lawyer for the self-proclaimed architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. urged a military judge on Monday to allow testimony by a witness who will say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged ringleaders were subjected to handling by female guards that caused psychological trauma and violated their Muslim beliefs.”

“Nevin called the use of female guards at the high security Camp 7 on Guantanamo an unnecessary “intent to punish,” not allowed under the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

“You want me to restrict a female MP [from her post] simply because she’s female?” Pohl asked.

“That’s not my complete or correct statement,” Nevin said.”

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