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Abu Zubaydah and the State Secrets Doctrine [June 16, 2022]   [open pdf - 751KB]

From the Document: "Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn (also known as Abu Zubaydah) is a detainee at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was also the first suspected Al Qaeda detainee rendered [hyperlink] into Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) custody at various 'black sites' abroad for interrogation, including 'Detention Site Blue,' allegedly in Poland, from December 2002 to September 2003. He sought depositions from two former CIA contractors who helped devise the CIA's 'Enhanced Interrogation Program,' for submission to prosecutors in Krakow, Poland, to use in a criminal investigation of Polish officials' alleged complicity in the claimed unlawful detention and torture of Abu Zubaydah. The district court granted the application, and the United States filed a motion to intervene and to quash the subpoenas, citing, among other things, the state secrets privilege. On March 3, 2022, the Supreme Court upheld [hyperlink] the government's assertion of the state secrets privilege and dismissed Abu Zubaydah's suit."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10764
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2022-06-16
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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