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9/11 Trial Underway at Guantánamo Bay (Military Commissions Perspective)
By Mason C. Clutter
Editor’s Note: NACDL is one of the nongovernmental organizations authorized to observe military commissions at Guantánamo Bay. On a regular basis National Security Counsel Mason C. Clutter will provide an update, from her perspective, on the proceedings involving the alleged 9/11 co-conspirators.
9/11 Trial Underway at Guantánamo Bay
“Do I like the men? Absolutely not. Do I respect the people who are defending them? Yes, because they are doing their job.” So said Eddie Bracken, brother of a 9/11 victim and chosen media spokesperson for the family members who attended the arraignment of the alleged 9/11 co-conspirators on May 5, 2012, at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In a letter Mr. Bracken said he wrote to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, he stated, “You don’t deserve a fair trial, but according to our Constitution and the Sixth Amendment you do.” The Department of Defense (DoD) invites select 9/11 victim family members to observe proceedings at Guantánamo, but
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