Hearing for 9/11 Suspects Canceled


A U.S. Army soldier closes the gate at maximum security prison Camp Delta at Guantanamo Naval Base August 25, 2004 in Guantanamo, Cuba. Australian al Qaeda suspect David Hicks sat stoically before a U.S. military tribunal that formally charged him with war crimes on Wednesday and showed no emotion as his lawyers questioned the panel's ability to try him fairly. Hicks, a 29-year-old convert to Islam, is among the first four suspected al Qaeda fighters held at the remote U.S. naval base to face criminal charges of plotting attacks against America and its allies. The four are appearing before a military tribunal this week for pretrial hearings. REUTERS/Mark Wilson/POOL mw/jf/HB - RTR98M5The U.S. military canceled a pretrial hearing Sunday for five suspects involved in the September 11 attacks. This delays the process of trying these men being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Attorneys for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged co-conspirators claimed that the FBI was spying on them which created a conflict of interest between them and their clients.

This slow process is adding to criticisms of Guantanamo Bay and the failure to properly try suspects held there. Read more at Reuters.

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