Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is accusing the United States of torturing people. “Many can kill people under the name of national security, and torture people under the name of national security,” he said Wednesday during a pretrial hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The judge allowed Mohammed to speak during the hearing, and to wear a military camo vest. Mohammed compared the 9/11 victims to the “millions” killed around the world by the U.S. military, and added that in the U.S., “the president can throw someone in the sea in the name of national security.” Mohammed is on trial with four other men for allegedly planning the 9/11 attacks.
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