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Accused Sept. 11 Plotters To Be Tried At Gitmo, Face Death Penalty

April 05 2012


If convicted, five senior members of Al-Qaida face the potential death penalty, reports the News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.).

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants will be tried together in a military court at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.

Retired Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald, the head of the military commissions, officially referred the case for trial. The five suspects are scheduled to be...

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