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FBI Infiltration Of 9/11 Defense Continues To Delay Guantanamo Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Four months after defense lawyers first told a Guantanamo military commission that they'd learned the FBI was spying on their colleagues, it remains unclear who or what the FBI was investigating. What is clear is that it will continue to delay progress in the case of the five men accused of masterminding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Judge Puts 9/11 Case Back Together Again

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After unexpectedly deciding to split the 9/11 case into two trials last month, a military commission judge reversed himself and decided on Wednesday to put the severed case back together again. At least for now.

The FBI's Secret Investigation of the 9/11 Defense Teams: The Mystery Continues, and Could Compromise the Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As James Harrington, lawyer for Ramzi bin al Shibh, told the court on Monday: "We now have to represent to our client that we had a spy within our team for a number of months. We don't know what activities that spy did." Will Harrington's client ever trust his defense team again? Should he? And if he can't, can he ever truly receive a fair defense?

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Not Investigating Publication Of 9/11 Mastermind's Letter

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The FBI is not investigating how The Huffington Post obtained a copy of a 36-page letter written by Sept. 11 terror mastermind Khalid Sh...

Ryan J. Reilly

Army Drives 9/11 Mastermind's Lawyer To Sacrifice His Military Career

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A military lawyer representing the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resigning from the U.S. Army, which was trying to for...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Infiltration Of Gitmo Defense Team Tosses 9/11 Trial Into Disarray

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- An FBI investigation into the legal team representing Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed further delayed the military trial...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI's Probe Of Guantanamo Defense Team Stalls 9/11 Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The FBI's alleged attempt to investigate members of the legal defense teams continued to derail the trial of five accused Sept. 11 ...

Lawyer Weighs In On 'Chilling Experience' Of Alleged FBI Questioning

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questione...

Window Opens On Secret Camp Within Guantanamo

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 onl...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gitmo Prosecutors Want Probe Into KSM 'Propaganda' Leak To HuffPost

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Government prosecutors have asked a military judge to investigate how The Huffington Post obtained 36-page manifesto written by alleged ...

9/11 Mastermind: Al-Qaeda Spokesman Had No Military Role

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York judge should disallow testimony from the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks at the trial o...

Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Mastermind Of The Sept. 11 Attacks Wants To Convert His Captors

HuffingtonPost.com | Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks now says that the use of violence to spread Islam is forbidden by the Quran, a m...

9/11 Defendant Ejected From Court (Twice) After Protesting Prison Conditions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The judge presiding over the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo military hearings had one of the five co-defendants forcibly removed from the courtroom after he objected that he was being deprived of his right to meaningfully participate in his case.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: 9/11 Defendants 'Would Be On Death Row' If Case Proceeded In Federal Court Instead Of Gitmo

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defendants currently awaiting a military trial in Guantanamo Bay in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks "would be on death row as we sp...

Gitmo Logistics & DoD Computer Mess Likely to Delay 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Witnesses provided more details of the Defense Department's computer mess-ups and confidentiality breaches in the 9/11 hearings on Friday, and defense lawyers renewed their request to delay the hearings until those problems could be resolved.

Testimony Reveals Shocking Level of Pentagon Computer Errors Affecting 9/11 Legal Defense

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Air Force Col. Karen Mayberry, testifying in full uniform, at times looked almost embarrassed responding to questions from defense lawyers that verified the problems they'd been complaining to the military commissions about for months.

12 Years Later, 9/11 Accused's Protests Not So Surprising

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The ability of the defendants to meet with their defense counsel is extremely limited. It's not so surprising that, when warned that "failure to meet with and cooperate with your defense counsel may negatively affect the presentation of your case," the accused men might object.

Government Wants to Ban Material From 9/11 Defendants Central to Their Defense

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.22.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Twelve years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 9/11 military commission case against the five alleged masterminds of the attack is only in the pre-trial phase; the case may not get to trial until 2015.

Defense Lawyers in 9/11 Case Face Huge Hurdles

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Defense lawyers representing the five co-defendants in what may be the most important trial in U.S. history are subjected to unprecedented restrictions on the ability to communicate with their clients that would be unheard-of in a regular federal court.

The Week to Week News Quiz

John Zipperer | Posted 09.15.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

You wouldn't guess it from TV, but there has been a lot going on this week besides the Florida murder trial. See how much you were able to read between the lines by taking our weekly news quiz.

The 9/11 Mastermind And The Secret Vacuum Cleaner

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/...

Prosecutors Complain 9/11 Case Taking Too Long After Waiting 10 Years to Prosecute

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Talk about chutzpah. In a motion unsealed this week in the case of the five co-defendants accused of masterminding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, prosecutors have told the judge he's moving the case along too slowly and needs to speed things up.

Pakistan Arrests Suspect In Murder Of WSJ Reporter Daniel Pearl

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Media

ISLAMABAD, March 19 (Reuters) - Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Da...

Terrorist Linked To Daniel Pearl Murder Arrested In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media

Authorities in Karachi, Pakistan, have arrested a high-ranking Sunni militant allegedly involved in the brutal slaying of Wall Street Journal journali...

WATCH: This Shady Gitmo Trial Is Really Not Okay

Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy

On Wednesday's "Colbert Report," Stephen discussed a trial that hasn't been getting a lot of media attention: That of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the 9/11...