‘Translator’ charged with espionage

CNN. com reports that Senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi who acted as a ‘translator’ (probably they mean interpreter) at Guantanamo Bay has now been charged with eleven counts, including espionage and aiding the enemy.

He was arrested in July, and about six weeks later, Army Islamic chaplain Capt. James Yee was taken into custody on similar suspicions. (From JURIST).

LATER NOTE: Philip Greenspun points out, quoting a New York Times article (registration required, free of charge), that the airman was also accused of unlawfully delivering baklava to the detainees. Greenspun wonders where al-Halabi found a baklava shop in Cuba.

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