Morning Security Brief: Gitmo Hearings, Brazilian Nightclub Fire, and More

By Carlton Purvis

►Defense lawyers for the Guantánamo Bay detainees filed motions saying the U.S. government intrudes on attorney-client privilege. Lawyers say they are "obliged to turn over to the government copies of written confidential communications" and they "raised issues about the handling of classified information, saying that it restricted their right to properly investigate issues,” The Guardian reports. Later this week, the court will also hear motions calling for former President George W. Bush to testify.

►Police have detained the two owners of a Brazilian nightclub with only one exit where more than 230 people were killed in a fire over the weekend. Authorities are also questioning members of a band performing at the venue. Part of the band’s show was a pyrotechnics display that may have cause the blaze.

►In other news, Mexico plans to stop narco perp walks. ♦ Someone turned over part of an anti-aircraft weapon system during a Seattle gun buyback program. ♦ And as things heat up in Mali, the U.S. mulls a drone base in West Africa.





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