U.S. reaches plea deal in Guan­tá­namo case

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

SAN JUAN — One of the first ter­ror­ism sus­pects taken to Guan­tá­namo Bay reached a plea deal with mil­i­tary pros­e­cu­tors, giv­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s ad­min­is­tra­tion its first con­vic­tion of a pris­oner at the de­ten­tion cen­ter in Cuba that it is strug­gling to close. Ibrahim Ahmed Mah­moud al-Qosi pleaded guilty to pro­vid­ing ma­te­rial sup­port for ter­ror­ism and con­spir­acy at a hear­ing be­fore a mil­i­tary judge, spar­ing him from ad­di­tional counts at trial. Also, two Army psy­chol­o­gists — Dr. John Leso and re­tired Col. Larry James — helped per­pe­trate abuse of de­tainees in­clud­ing sleep de­pri­va­tion and sex­ual hu­mil­i­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to com­plaints filed by hu­man rights groups try­ing to have the psy­chol­o­gists’ state li­censes re­voked.

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