All the accused, except one, appeared in court after a day’s recess in the trial against the alleged orchestrators of the September 11th attacks. Only Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi exercised his right not to be present at the proceedings.
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Pre-trial motions continued on Monday in the case of the five Guantanamo detainees charged with involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
The five Guantanamo detainees on trial before a military commission for allegedly orchestrating the September 11th attacks all returned to court Tuesday morning, as pre-trial proceedings in their case continued for a second day in a row. On Monday, the session was almost immediately derailed by detainee Walid Bin Attash’s unexpectedly raising the possibility of representing himself pro se.
For the first time since February, proceedings in military commissions case United States v. Mohammad et al resumed this morning at Guantanamo Bay.
On June 12, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit handed down its decision in the most recent iteration of Al Bahlul v. United States, vacating defendant Ali Hamza Suliman al Bahlul’s conviction for inchoate conspiracy. Al Bahlul’s other convictions had previously been vacated by the D.C.