May 6th, 2012
02:19 PM ET

9/11 victim's brother to alleged mastermind: 'I came a long way to see you, eye to eye'

From CNN's Chris Lawrence and Larry Shaughnessy, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

(CNN) - Through hours of outbursts and objections in military court, Eddie Bracken said he had one image in his mind: that of a plane smashing into the World Trade Center tower where his sister worked.

Anger surged inside him, Bracken told reporters Sunday, a day after he sat among a group of victim family members who watched the arraignment of accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. naval base where the men are being tried before a military court.

"Just listening to that rhetoric, how they perceive themselves - it's hurtful, because they have no remorse. I don't think they even have any souls," he said.

Bracken's sister, Lucy Fishman, worked as a secretary on the 105th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center. She was one of the nearly 3,000 people killed when the towers were brought down by hijacked jetliners on September 11, 2001.

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