Al-Qaeda detainees charged

Former al-Qaeda operations chief, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and five other Guantanamo detainees, who are thought to have played a supporting role in the September 11 attacks, are charged with conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, terrorism, and providing material support for terrorism. If convicted by military tribunals that will hear their cases, they could face the death penalty.

Filed in: Advocacy, Historical Event, Rule of Law: Guantanamo and Civil Liberties

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