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911 Hearings

9/11 Hearings Continue to Disappoint

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.17.2013 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Pre-trial hearings in the case of the five alleged plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks continued at Guantanamo Bay from Monday to Thursday. More than 11 years after the crimes were committed, the case remains nowhere near going to trial.

Does the US Constitution Apply to the 9/11 Trial? Maybe

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Today, lawyers for the five alleged co-conspirators in the September 11th terrorist attacks asked the judge to please let them know: Are we operating under a Constitutional framework here or not? Exactly what Constitutional rights do our clients have?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Speaks

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

In an unexpected twist to the September 11 hearings at Guantanamo today, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the massive 2001 terrorist attacks, today spoke out to admonish the judge and lawyers in the military commissions.

Battles Over Government Secrecy Dominate 9/11 Hearings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

The definition and use of classified information, and the public's right to hear it, is proving to be one of the most important issues arising in pre-trial hearings in this historic September 11th terrorism prosecution.

Defendants Can Wear Camouflage to Court, Just Not a US Military Uniform

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

As a long row of camouflage-clad U.S. soldiers lined the courtroom wall, lawyers for the five September 11 defendants argued this morning that their clients should also be allowed to wear camouflage or other military-style clothing in the courtroom if they wanted to.

Judge Bans the T-Word in 9/11 Hearing

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

It didn't take long for the word "torture" to rear its ugly head in the September 11th terrorism case, as pre-trial hearings began today with a slew of procedural issues.

9/11 Hearing Cancelled But Secrecy Issues Remain (UPDATE)

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.22.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

If the defendants' statements about their own treatment at the hands of U.S. agents is classified, will the public ever be allowed to know what the U.S. government did to those suspected of aiding terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks?