Documenting a journey through the minotaur’s maze:
Alan Pfeuffer, a 20-year cop turned federal public defender, volunteered to represent two Afghanis held at Guantanamo Bay.
The two men, labeled enemy combatants, said they were wrongly held and wanted their day in court.
A federal judge in Washington appointed Pfeuffer to represent Ahsanallah Pirzai and Abdul Ahmad in October 2005, but Pfeuffer was forbidden from seeing them, talking to them or writing them.
“I don’t know if they even know I exist,” Pfeuffer said from his office on W. Broad Street.
Reports on both men also say the tribunals and boards met behind closed doors to discuss allegations that included classified information.
Pfeuffer got a security clearance to see the classified information. He sought a court order for access to the information and to meet, speak to and mail Pirzai and Ahmed.
The Department of Justice countered that enemy combatants have no right to a lawyer. Article