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WNYC News

9/11 Judge: No Third Party Can Cut Courtroom Feed

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A new ruling in the contentious case being heard in Guantanamo Bay means nobody outside the room can impede the trial's live broadcast.

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As Defense Makes Its Case, Delays Mount at 9/11 Terror Trial

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A major sticking point in this week's pre-trial hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks has been how the military commission will handle classified evidence.

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The Takeaway

Why Guantánamo Shouldn't Be Closed — Yet

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

As a Human Rights Watch Advocate and attorney for the Department of Justice, Jennifer Daskal pushed for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be closed. However, she now thinks that closing the facility immediately may not be the best option. Daskal, now a fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, explains how her perspective has evolved.

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WNYC News

Judge Angered at Unprompted Interruption at 9/11 Hearing

Monday, January 28, 2013

The episode lasted just about ten minutes. But it wasn’t the only dramatic moment of the first day of a four-day hearing on pre-trial motions.

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The Takeaway

Pre-Trial Hearing for Khalid Sheik Mohammed Begins Today

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre-trial hearings start today in Guantanamo in the case against the alleged mastermind of the September 11, terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg has been following the hearings at the war crimes court at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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WNYC News

View from Guantanamo: Families of 9/11 Victims Frustrated By Pace of Trials

Monday, January 28, 2013

For families of 9/11 victims, this trial is a reminder of how long their wait for justice has taken, and how much further it still has to go.

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Reporter's Notebook: Inside Guantanamo Bay

Monday, January 28, 2013

As the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, accused mastermind of the 9/11 attacks moves forward, the Department of Defense has brought reporters to Guantanamo Bay to cover the legal proceedings.

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9/11 Families Watch Televised Gitmo Hearings

Monday, October 15, 2012

Families of 9/11 victims and a firefighter began watching the closed-circuit pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo of the five men charged in the terror attacks at at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, on Monday

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High Profile Terror Suspects Arrive in NYC Without Much Fanfare

Monday, October 08, 2012

In 2009, when Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to try the alleged mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,  in a civilian court in Lower Manhattan it caused a firestorm of criticism and raised security concerns. Federal prosecutors on Saturday announced the arrival of Abu Hamza al-Masri, an Islamic cleric and alleged terrorist mastermind linked to al-Qaida, for trial in that same civilian court without either. 

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The Takeaway

Watching and Judging: The Guantanamo Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Monday, May 07, 2012

September 11 self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on trial before a Guantanamo Bay military tribunal. By day one the trial was already hitting some snags. All of the 9/11 suspects refused to enter pleas on the charges of orchestrating the September 11 terrorist attacks. Many refused to wear the headsets to hear the translation of the trial. But the defendants aren’t the only ones being judged during this trial. Regardless of outcome, the trial will also have great consequences for how people around the world view American justice. Col. Morris Davis was chief prosecutor for the military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2005 to 2007. Carol Rosenberg is a reporter for the Miami Herald who attended the hearings at Guantanamo Bay.

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Sept. 11 Victims' Families to Watch as Tribunal Hears Case

Friday, May 04, 2012

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Family members of those killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks will get the opportunity to watch the arraignment of five men accused of training and funding the hijackers — including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed — at the Fort Hamilton army base in Brooklyn.

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammad: His Pursuit, His Detainment, and His Upcoming Trial

Monday, March 26, 2012

On March 1, 2003, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was arrested in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, by members of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency and the CIA. It marked the end of one of the lengthiest terrorist manhunts in history. Josh Meyer, chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times, co-wrote "The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad" with Terry McDermott. He discusses the pursuit, detainment, and trial of the man he calls "the ghost of our times."

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It's A Free Country ®

Did Torture Lead Us To bin Laden?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

It was in fact the detainees who were interrogated without enhanced interrogation techniques who helped find the path to bin Laden. You can't have it both ways; members of the Bush administration have decided to revive the torture debate, and I find it quite distasteful and against the facts, yet it seems to be getting some traction.

Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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It's A Free Country ®

9-11 Trials Back To Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The truth is Congress made it impossible for them to have this trial in New York City. Congress has had a series of bills that say you will not spend a penny of taxpayer's money to put them on trial on U.S. soil. They have forbidden the use of money, any federal funds to bring them to the United States, anyone from Guantanamo for any purpose, trial, detention, release if they were found to be wrongfully held. Congress blocked the administration into a corner, they cornered Eric Holder, and that's what he said yesterday. He said I believe the right place for these trials is Manhattan but they've made it impossible and we need to get these trials over with.

Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC News

Critics Fear Terror Trial Will Be Compromised at Guantanamo

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Obama administration's decision to move the trial of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others from federal court in Lower Manhattan to a military tribunal at Guantanamo has some concerned justice will be compromised in what one critic dubbed a "second tier system."

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September 11 Terror Trials Will Not Be Held in Manhattan

Monday, April 04, 2011

The accused mastermind behind the September 11 terror attacks and his alleged co-conspirators will not be tried at a federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan and will instead face a military court at Guantanamo Bay.

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