Tag: 9-11 detainees

9/11 Detainees Indicted Under Seal in 2009

Here are Attorney General Eric Holder's remarks today explaining the Administration's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 detainees before a military tribunal rather than in a federal criminal court.

[W]e must face a simple truth: those restrictions are unlikely to be repealed in the immediate future.

Holder said the five detainees, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Bin Attash, Ramzi Bin Al Shibh, Ali Abdul-Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Al Hawsaw, were indicted in the Southern District of New York in December, 2009, but he has now instructed prosecutors to dismiss the sealed indictment and turned the cases over to the Department of Defense. Today, a federal judge in New York granted the motion and unsealed the Indictment. [More...]

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DOJ to Announce Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Tried By Military Commission

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce at 2:00 pm today that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 detainees at Guantanamo will be tried by military commission instead of in federal criminal court.

Obama and Holder deserves there lumps over this, but the primary fault lies with Congress and officials in New York. [More...]

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The Benefits of Trying 9/11 Defendants in Federal Court

Thomas Wilner, who represented some of the Guantanamo detainees in their babeas cases in the Supreme Court has an op-ed in todays' Wall St. Journal explaining why the Obama Administration made the correct call in deciding to prosecute the 9/11 detainees in federal court. What's truly frightening is the abundance of ignorant comments to his article.

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