Guantanamo: No More Taps
(AP) - The officer in charge of operations at the Guantanamo Bay prison says hidden listening devices have been removed from rooms used by defense lawyers to meet with prisoners.
Army Col. John Bogdan says the microphones, disguised to look like smoke detectors, were not used to monitor private conversations between lawyers and their clients.
But Bogdan says he had the devices pulled out of the rooms to remove any further doubts.
He testified today during a pre-trial hearing for the prisoner charged with war crimes.
The prisoner allegedly orchestrated the deadly bombing of the USS Cole in 2000.
Lawyers for the accused bomber and for the prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks in late January, had expressed alarm over the possibility of eavesdropping on their private meetings.