'9/11 plotters' charged

The man accused of being the mastermind behind 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four suspected co-conspirators have been charged by the US. They will go on trial before a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal and could face the death penalty.

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Human rights campaigners: Terror suspects should be tried in New York court

The decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators at Guantanamo Bay instead of a court in New York has been criticised by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The Obama administration is making a terrible mistake by prosecuting the most important terrorism trials of our time in a second-tier system of justice.

Whatever verdict comes out of the Guantanamo military commissions will be tainted by an unfair process and the politics that wrongly pulled these cases from federal courts, which have safely and successfully handled hundreds of terrorism trials."

– Anthony Romero, The American Civil Liberties Union

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