The commander for Guantanamo Bay prison has signed a disputed order that requires officials to review communications between lawyers and prisoners charged with organizing the Sept. 11 attacks, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press.
Navy Cmdr. Tamsen Reese told The AP that the commander has considered the concerns of defense lawyers and has made some modifications. However, Reese also said that Navy Rear Adm. David Woods kept the provision that requires the screening of legal mail by a security review team.
The AP also reported that Bryan Broyles, deputy chief defense counsel, said lawyers still believe the order violates attorney-client privilege.
Broyles told The AP that lawyers will be asking a judge to reject the order when one is assigned to the case.
The AP's report also noted that five prisoners are expected to be arraigned at the U.S. base in Cuba in 2012.