Live-Blog: Gitmo Hearing on Suspected 9/11 Mastermind, Co-conspirators
Courtroom drawing of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (center) and co-defendants attending a pre-trial session on Dec. 8, 2008, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sketch by Janet Hamlin-Pool/Getty Images.
The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States and four suspected co-conspirators appear in a Guantanamo court Monday for the first time since detainees went on a hunger strike earlier this year.
A military judge will hear pre-trial motions, including defense efforts to dismiss the case based on problems with the Military Commission Act of 2009. View a list of the motions (PDF).
The hearing could last throughout the week. We'll be live-blogging the hearing -- which will be broadcast at Fort Meade in Maryland via closed-circuit TV feeds from Guantanamo -- on the Rundown and on Twitter.
The co-defendants are:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, raised in Kuwait, is identified in the 9/11 Commission Report as the "principal architect of the 9/11 attacks." is slated to appear in court with four suspected co-conspirators on Monday.
Waleed bin Attash, a Yemeni, allegedly ran a training camp in Afghanistan where two of the 9/11 hijackers went.
Ramzi Binalshibh, also a Yemeni, is said to have found flight schools for the hijackers and helped them enter the United States.
Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, a Saudi, is accused of providing money, Western clothing and credit cards for the hijackers.
Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, a Pakistani, allegedly provided $120,000 to the hijackers for flight training and other expenses.
They could get the death penalty if convicted.
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