9/11 Mastermind Disrupts Trial

    Image #: 17799510    Accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed is shown during his military commission hearing in this courtroom sketch reviewed and approved for release by a U.S. military security official, at Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, Cuba, May 5, 2012. The arraignment of five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks got off to a chaotic start on Saturday when all the defendants defiantly refused to answer the judge's questions and one made outbursts in court. REUTERS/Janet Hamlin/Pool (CUBA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)       Reuters /POOL /LANDOV


    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged 9/11 co-conspirators faced a military tribunal at Guantánamo Bay on Saturday in what is their first public appearance in three years. The arraignment quickly devolved as the defendants did everything they could to disrupt proceedings. Mohammed refused to answer a judge's questions. A co-defendant, Walid bin Attash, was put in a restraint chair, but then was removed from it after he agreed to behave. The defendants are charged with 2,976 counts of murder.

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