Six 9/11 Suspects May Face Death Penalty
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the purported mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and five other detainees at Guantanamo Bay are facing official charges from the Pentagon that could result in the death penalty.
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Brig Gen Thomas Hartmann, a legal adviser to the head of the Pentagon’s Office of Military Commissions, said the charges alleged a “long-term, highly sophisticated plan by al-Qaeda to attack the US”.
He said there would be “no secret trials” and that they would be “as completely open as possible”.
“Relatively little amounts of evidence will be classified,” Gen Hartmann said.
The other five defendants are Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni, Walid Bin Attash, also from Yemen, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, who was born in Balochistan, Pakistan, and raised in Kuwait, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, a Saudi, and Mohammed al-Qahtani.
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