Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Chief Judge presiding over the military commission tribunals at Guantanamo Bay has assigned to himself the case of the five men alleged to be responsible for the attacks of Sept.11, 2001. The accused include the alleged mastermind, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, as well as Walid Mohammad, Salih Mubarak Bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshidh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi. The US government preferred charges against the men last week. Army Col. James Pohl is scheduled to begin the arraignment on May 5. Pohl is the same judge presiding over the trial of Rashim al Nashiri who is accused of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.