U.S. Army Muslim chaplain arrested

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Sat Sep 20 21:42:29 MDT 2003

i would think an alternate explanation is that Yee sympathized with
the oppression of the prisoners and accordingly kept notes on what he


U.S. Army Muslim chaplain arrested
Official: Captain had classified Guantanamo documents
>From Chris Plante
Saturday, September 20, 2003 Posted: 6:43 PM EDT (2243 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Muslim chaplain in the U.S. Army has been
arrested and is being investigated on suspicion of espionage and
possibly treason, officials familiar with the case told CNN.

Army Capt. James Yee was taken into custody by U.S. military
authorities September 10 at the naval air station in Jacksonville,
Florida, while in possession of classified documents "that a chaplain
shouldn't have," an official told CNN, speaking on the condition of

The official said the documents included "diagrams of the cells and
the facilities at Guantanamo [Bay, Cuba]" where about 600 al Qaeda and
other "enemy combatants" are being held by the military.

Yee also was carrying lists of detainees being held there as well as
lists of their interrogators, the source said.

In addition to the classified documents, Yee is "believed to have ties
to [radical Muslims in the U.S.] that are now under investigation,"
the source said. He said he could not elaborate on the basis for that


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