Guantanamo computer problems worsening, defense lawyer tells judge

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – Months of efforts to fix a file-gobbling computer system used by defense lawyers in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal have only turned up more problems, the chief defense counsel testified on Wednesday.

Defense lawyers asked the U.S. military judge to halt pre-trial hearings in the death penalty case against five alleged conspirators in the September 11 plot until the technical problems are fixed, which is not expected to happen before early next year.

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