FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for a Guantanamo Bay detainee are asking a judge to throw out statements that he and others made allegedly linking him to the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000.

A two-day, pretrial hearing for Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri begins Wednesday in Cuba, with a closed-circuit video feed to reporters at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

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Al-Nashiri was held for several years in secret CIA prisons. A CIA inspector general’s report says al-Nashiri was subjected to waterboarding and threatened with a gun and power drill. His lawyers say statements he made under those conditions cannot be used as evidence at trial.

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Defense attorneys also are challenging the admissibility of hearsay statements that investigators obtained from others about al-Nashiri’s alleged involvement in the attack.

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