Military restarting 9/11 trial at Guantanamo
April 4th, 2012
01:15 PM ET

Military restarting 9/11 trial at Guantanamo

The United States on Wednesday announced charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused of involvement in the plot.

"If convicted, the five accused could be sentenced to death," the Defense Department said in a statement.

Along with Mohammed, the others are Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi.

This is the second time the group has been charged by the military. Their initial trial was stopped when then newly-elected President Obama tried to close down Guantanamo. Then an administration effort to move the trial to a federal court in New York was abandoned over protests about security and costs.

The renewed charges allege that the five are "responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York,

Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., resulting in the killing of 2,976 people," the statement said.

Read more about the charges here


Filed under: 9/11 • Al Qaeda • Gitmo • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed • Terrorism
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Americans are scum

    I bet I could make, like, three large loofah's outta this dude's beard.

    April 5, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
  2. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/sing-it-out/

    April 5, 2012 at 8:30 am | Reply
  3. Feltch

    Just hurry up and free this guy, already.

    April 5, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply
  4. See DOWNLOAD MP4/3GP VIDEOS FOR FREE PLEASE NOTE: U MUST BE 18

    terrorist are human killer, soul reper, they should b allow t6 breath 1 sec, kill d bastard n trow his body to d dogs to feed upon.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
  5. DEAD END

    in the end he should be dead PERIOD

    April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  6. i am sam

    Israel is a proven terrorist state, that has carried out aggressive actions against their own allies, not to mention innocent civillians.

    White phosphorous...

    Bomblets in lebannon..

    And AIPACS enourmous influence in American politics.

    That is the face of true terrorism.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.