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  • Alleged 9/11 mastermind open to aiding victim lawsuit to avoid execution

    07/29/2019 1:09:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/19 | Zack Budryk
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has expressed willingness to aid a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by victims of the attack if the federal government does not seek the death penalty against him, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mohammed’s offer was first made public in a filing Friday as part of the federal lawsuit, which seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks, a charge the Saudis have denied. Lawyers for the plaintiffs reportedly reached out to three of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of conspiring in the...
  • Jim Mattis fires lawyer overseeing Guantánamo trials of 9/11 terrorists: Report

    02/05/2018 5:52:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/18 | Katelyn Caralle
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday fired the top official overseeing the trials of five men being held at Guantánamo Bay who have been accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks.Harvey Rishikof is an attorney with experience in national security law, but with no military experience. According to the Miami Herald, there is no known reason for Mattis’ decision to fire the man he named convening authority for military commission last April. Two Pentagon lawyers have replaced Rishikof and Gary Brown, a legal adviser for military commissions who was fired by acting general counsel William S. Castle.Tom Crosson, a spokesman for...