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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


US military admits translation problems at Guantanamo hearings

AFP

GUANTANAMO BAY US NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AFP) — The US military promised to reopen special tribunals deciding the status of Guantanamo Bay war on terror detainees where translation mistakes have been made.
Military authorities admitted mistakes have been made after two Arabic television journalists watching Combatant Status Review Tribunals noticed what they called glaring mistakes in translations of statements made by a Saudi inmate.
Mohammed Alami, a correspondent for the Al-Jazeera television network, said that when the detainee explained he went to Afghanistan for training but wanted to go on to Chechnya "it came out as 'he went to Afghanistan for training but wanted to go on to join some kind of cult'."
Nadia Charters of the Al Arabiya network said she had...
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