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Afghanistan War / Walker Case / Court / Black Interview #656103

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 24, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Susan Candiotti) The court appearance by American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh featured; before and after photos and courtroom sketches shown. [Defense attorney James BROSNAHAN - says Walker was held incommunicado for 54 days.] [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - says Walker chose to waive his rights.] [Parents Marilyn WALKER, Frank LINDH - comment on their son.] The next stop in the legal proceedings and Walker's defense team discussed. (Artist: Bill Hennessy)

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with defense attorney Roy Black about the Walker case. [From Miami, BLACK - says joining the Taliban is more defensible than if he joined Al Qaeda; explains that Walker's confession is critical and that he could be held responsible if he joined a terrorist group; points out the questions of the validity of Walker's "confession"; says it will be an uphill battle to find an impartial jury; predicts the government will make this a show trial.]

Brown, Aaron;
Candiotti, Susan

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