GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA (FOX NEWS) – At the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba, pre-trial hearings continue for five defendants charged in the 9/11 plot. Now, a new allegation is being made outside the courtroom. Detainee Ammar Al-Baluchi says a prison guard gave him a copy of the soft-porn novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
His defense lawyer, James Connell, says his client has no interest in the novel. Connell says giving it to Al-BALUCHI WAS EITHER A PRACTICAL JOKE OR “Some kind of disinformation campaign.”
This, as fellow detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed appeared on Wednesday for a courtroom debate over whether the charges against him and his four alleged co-conspirators were properly sent to trial as a death penalty case.
“Because he (referring to Ammar al-Baluchi ) had just read a story about it he said okay I’ll take the book. He took the book and has asked me to convey his sincere thanks to JTF Gitmo for the gift of Fifty Shades of Grey. But he says no thank you. He doesn’t want the book and he has turned it over to me . It’s in my safe and as soon as I’m able I will turn it over to Joint Task Force Guantanamo.” said James Connell. “It’s either an extended joke on somebody’s part or some kind of disinformation campaign. Those are still the two leading hypotheses.:…they were either playing along with the joke or trying to later on have it found in his cell. I don’t know which it was.”
Detention camp officials had no comment on the inmate allegedly being given the novel. They have repeatedly said they cannot discuss anything related to what’s referred to as “camp seven” and the people who are being held there.