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Trial for five men charged with planning 9/11 to start in 2021, 20 years after attack

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US charged the five with war crimes that include terrorism, hijacking and nearly 3,000 counts of murder for their alleged roles
A military judge has set a trial date for five men held at Guantánamo Bay and facing the death penalty for their alleged role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks – nearly 20 years after the atrocities took place.Judge Col W Shane Cohen set a start date of early 2021 in an order setting motion and evidentiary deadlines on Friday. The five defendants include Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a senior al-Qaida figure who has portrayed himself as the mastermind of the 11 September 2001 attacks and other terrorist plots. Continue reading…

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Author : David Smith in Washington

Publish date : 2019-08-30 21:09:18

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