Lawyer for one of 9/11 accused on his 'peaceful resistance to an unjust system'

James Connell, a lawyer for Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, one of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks has been speaking at a press conference today.

He addressed what he said was his client's participation in "peaceful resistance to an unjust system" on the first day of the military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay on Saturday.

He also said that the men has endured years of "inhumane treatment and torture" that has had serious long-term effects and will ultimately infect every aspect of the military commission tribunal.

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Chaotic start to 9/11 hearing

The opening day of the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of masterminding the 9/11 attacks, and four other suspects at a Guantanamo Bay military court got off to a rocky start when they refused to respond to questions.