9/11 suspect to be tried in Guantanamo

Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspects will appear in front of military tribunal instead of a civil court.

    A U-turn by the US government means that the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks will now face trial at Guantanamo Bay, not in New York.

    Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspects will appear in front of military tribunal at the US base in Cuba.

    The decision comes after the US Congress blocked an attempt by the US Justice Department to try the accused in a federal court.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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