Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bales Lawyer Claims Military 'Hiding Evidence'

Attorney For Bales Says Military Broke Promise On Witness Access -- CNN

(CNN) -- The lawyer for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, charged with murdering 17 Afghan villagers, said Friday the defense team has been "misled greatly" by U.S. military prosecutors, who have blocked access to information.

John Henry Browne said he was "promised" that witnesses to the incident would be available for them to interview in Afghanistan, "and they were not."

"My staff on the ground is really upset with the promise they made to us," Browne told reporters.

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More News On The Legal Preparations For Afghan Massacre Suspect Sgt. Bales

U.S. Soldier’s Lawyer Says Access Denied to Evidence -- New York Times
Afghan Suspect Attorney: US Gov 'Hiding Evidence' -- ABC/AP
Bales Lawyer Claims Military Stymieing Defense Efforts -- Wall Street Journal
Is Robert Bales competent to stand trial? Army prepares to ask -- L.A. Times

My Comment: this is the start for what i predict will be a very long trial.

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