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Self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed now says Koran ‘forbids’ violence to spread Islam

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has released a manifesto claiming that the Koran forbids the use of violence to spread Islam. The document, published Tuesday by The Huffington Post and Britain's Channel……

Guantanamo detainee complains of ‘psychological torture’

A Yemeni accused of the September 11 attacks walked out of a courtroom at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday, claiming that the lack of food he received amounts to “psychological torture.” Ramzi Binalshibh, one of five men on trial over the hijacking and crashing of airliners that killed almost 3,000 people…

U.S. seeks to speed up hearings for five alleged 9/11 suspects

The US government on Monday pushed for an acceleration of preliminary hearings in the case of five alleged 9/11 plotters as the proceedings resumed in Guantanamo Bay. Lead prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins said he hoped to see progress “this week” as he presented a motion calling for a September…

Gitmo defendant’s lawyer lawyers: CIA gave ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ makers more info than his defense

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – Prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal are pushing the judge to set a September 2014 trial date in the 9/11 case, a decision that could hinge on how deeply the defense is allowed to delve into the defendants’ treatment in secret…

Guantánamo commander admits listening devices eavesdropped on lawyer meetings with clients

Revelations in pre-trial hearings further undermine US military court as defence lawyers paint legal proceedings as illegitimate The battered credibility of the Guantánamo trials has been further dented by revelations of hidden microphones, intelligence service interference with court proceedings and protests from lawyers who say the US military is preventing…

Chaotic Guantanamo trials face more troubles as confidence in court wanes

The battered credibility of the Guantánamo trials has been further dented by revelations of hidden microphones, intelligence service interference with court proceedings and protests from lawyers who say the US military is preventing a proper defence of the alleged organisers of the 9/11 attacks. The increasingly chaotic pre-trial hearings for…

Five 9/11 accused get May 5 Guantanamo court date

The alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks and his four accused co-plotters will be formally charged by a military tribunal on May 5 at Guantanamo Bay, US officials said Tuesday. Military judge James Pohl has fixed the date for the arraignment hearing on Saturday, May 5, and it…

Pentagon approves of charges against Gitmo prisoners for 9/11

The Department of Defense approved of charges Wednesday against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay prisoners for their involvement in the September 11 attacks. In a statement released by the department, Mohammed has been charged along with Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz…

Attorneys try to save 9/11 detainee from death penalty

he nephew of the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks does not deserve the death penalty, his attorneys argue in court documents filed on Friday. Pakistani Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, 34, is accused of helping to plot the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. He is…

Pakistani at Guantanamo charged in terror attacks

A Pakistani held at Guantanamo Bay since 2006 has been charged with assisting with a number of Al-Qaeda terror plots under the supervision of September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Majid Shoukat Khan, who lived in the United States from 1996 to 2002 before returning to his native Pakistan, stands accused of helping to plan attacks…

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