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Why It’s Hard To Prosecute 9/11 – Business Insider

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

One exchange in the pre-trial hearings in the military commission case against the alleged plotters of 9/11 pointed to the big, dark elephant in the room.

Torture.

The lawyers for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and four alleged al-Qaeda conspirators contend that their treatment in secret CIA prisons is relevant to every aspect of the case.

But the judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, has repeatedly dismissed issues of torture raised by the defense.

Today Air Force Captain Michael Schwartz, Mohammed’s lawyer, brought up the subject when arguing that forcibly bringing the defendants out of their cells and into court would remind them of their time in CIA custody.

The judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, once again declared that the topic of torture was not relevant to the discussion.

via Why It’s Hard To Prosecute 9/11 – Business Insider.

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