9/11 suspects arraigned at military tribunal Rebecca DiLeonardo at 8:04 PM ET
[JURIST] Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and four of his alleged co-conspirators were arraigned on Saturday at a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay for their involvement in the 9/11 attacks [JURIST backgrounders]. The hearing was prolonged by numerous interruptions from the defendants [AP report]. The defendants face charges of conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury, destruction of property in violation of the law of war, hijacking aircraft and terrorism. The men could face the death penalty if convicted. Lawyers for the defendants have not indicated how their clients will plead in the upcoming trial. The next hearing will be June 12.
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