Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Accused 9/11 plotter ejected from war court

Angry objections from an accused Sept. 11, 2001, plotter led to his ejection Monday from a pretrial hearing for the death penalty case at the war court in Guantanamo Bay.

Five men accused of plotting in the terrorist attacks, including alleged "mastermind" Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, were captured between 2002 and 2003 before their transfer to Guantanamo Bay on Sept. 4, 2006. Their arraignment finally came on May 5, 2012, and the pre-trial proceedings of their military commissions continue to drag.

More than 12 years after the attacks, discovery proceedings in the case encountered further delays on Monday, amid complaints from two angry defendants and an attorney who had fallen ill.

Read more: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/09/16/61171.htm

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