Lawyers from Reprieve face a jail sentence after officials from the
• guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 April 2009 11.45 BST
Lawyers for Binyam Mohamed face the incredible prospect of a six-month jail sentence in
The privilege review team – officials from the
Clive Stafford Smith, director of legal charity Reprieve, and his colleague Ahmed Ghappour have been summoned to appear before a
Stafford Smith had written to the president after judges in the
He and Gappour submitted the memo to the privilege team for clearance but the memo was redacted to just the title, leaving the president unable to read it.
The privilege team argue that by releasing the redacted memo Reprieve has breached the rules that govern Guantánamo lawyers and have made a complaint to the court of "unprofessional conduct".
Stafford Smith described their actions as intimidation, saying the complaint "doesn't even specify the rule supposedly breached".
This article was first published on guardian.co.uk at 11.45 BST on Thursday 2 April 2009. It was last updated at 11.44 BST on Thursday 2 April 2009.
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