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Man allegedly behind Sept 11 to be tried in New York

Civilian courts will handle case

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Alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is about to say to goodbye to Guantanamo Bay. Mohammed and four other detainees will be put on trial in a civilian court in New York City, according one anonymous U.S government official. The men will be tried in a federal court rather than a military court, which could make the government’s interrogation techniques an issue during the trial. (Mohammed was allegedly waterboarded 183 times in 2003). Speaking in Japan, Barack Obama said he is “absolutely convinced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be subjected to the most exacting demands of justice.”

CBC News

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