Report: Gitmo prosecutor quits, alleging evidence withheld from detainee

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A military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has resigned because his office withheld exculpatory evidence against an Afghan detainee, the prisoner’s lawyers say.

The attorneys for Mohammed Jawad say the prosecutor, Army Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, backs their bid to get charged dismissed against Jawad, who is accused of throwing a grenade that injured two U.S. soldiers. Vandeveld could not be reached.

Michael Berrigan, the tribunals’ deputy chief defense counsel, said today that Vandeveld told them the prosecutor’s office was refusing to hand over the evidence.

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