‘Secretive’ prosecution violates rights of Green Beret charged with Afghan murder, attorney claims

The civilian defense attorney for an Army Green Beret major charged with murder in the 2010 death of an alleged Afghan bombmaker is claiming that the military’s “secretive” prosecution is denying his client his constitutional rights.

Phillip Stackhouse is representing Maj. Mathew Golsteyn in his murder trial scheduled for Dec. 2. In a release issued by Stackhouse this week following an evidentiary hearing for his client, the attorney wrote that evidence being kept secret or classified is both a violation of the major’s “right to equal access of evidence and witnesses” and is denying him his right to confront witnesses against him.

Article URL : https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/10/11/secretive-prosecution-violates-rights-of-green-beret-charged-with-afghan-murder-attorney-claims/

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