Silence and the odd outburst from accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others resulted in delays during their arraignment Saturday in Guantanamo Bay.
A hearing before a military judge that could have lasted minutes instead stretched into hours.
Court was still going strong Saturday night, when the charges against the five suspects were being read.
It was Mohammed and four others’ first appearance in a military courtroom since being charged a month ago.
Along with Mohammed, the others are Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin ‘Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi.
The men are charged with terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury and destruction of property in violation of the law of war.
The silence from the defendants — some ignored the judge and others appeared to be reading — slowed the proceedings to a crawl. Read More