Sept. 11, 2001, tribunal adjourned until June

Sept. 11, 2001, tribunal adjourned until June

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 18 (UPI) -- The 9/11 military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay was adjourned until June, with the judge considering the appointment of independent lawyers to advise the accused.
Ed Adamczyk
9/11 mastermind defends Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law

9/11 mastermind defends Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law

March 17 (UPI) -- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed stated that Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was not involved in planning or execution of terrorist attacks.
Aileen Graef

Judge wants to review Red Cross documents on Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. military judge wants to review documents on the Guantanamo camp where men charged with conspiring in the 2001 terrorist attacks are being held.
Senate to vote on CIA interrogation report

Senate to vote on CIA interrogation report

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- As the Senate mulls approving a report on CIA interrogations, some critics say they are worried how a new film will influence Americans' opinion of torture.

KSM associate charged with terrorism

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Pakistani man with close ties to the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was charged with plotting against the United States, a commission said.

NYC. police preparing for Sept. 11 trial

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says additional security precautions have been taken in preparation for the upcoming Sept. 11 terror trial.
Terrorist trials could move to New York

Terrorist trials could move to New York

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Five suspects in the World Trade Center attacks likely would be moved to New York if federal indictments are brought against them, authorities said.
Memos: Waterboarding used extensively

Memos: Waterboarding used extensively

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. interrogators used waterboarding 183 times in a month on Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has said he planned the 2001 terror attack, federal records indicate.

Report: Torture failed on Sept. 11 planner

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- The story of a CIA agent who got the alleged leader of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to talk sheds new light on interrogation techniques, sources say.

Mohammed prepares for 9/11 trial

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, May 25 (UPI) -- The case of the self-described leader of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States could shape the rules of the U.S. war on terrorism, his lawyer says.
CIA chief confirms waterboarding happened

CIA chief confirms waterboarding happened

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- For the first time, the chief of the CIA stated in Congress that the near-drowning interrogation technique known as waterboarding was used on al-Qaida suspects.

Analysis: A turning point in the jihad

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Is the killing by a CIA drone of a top al-Qaida commander the beginning of a turning point in the war on terror?
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

House passes Bush's detainee bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has backed U.S. President George Bush's bill on rights of terror suspects and questioning techniques by a 253-168 vote.

Evidence: Bin Laden, 9/11 chief at odds

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Newly disclosed evidence shows al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and the chief architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. terror attacks were frequently at odds.

U.S. Senate wants secret prison details

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate is on its way to requiring the Bush administration to reveal the details about where the CIA operates secret prisons and who is in them.
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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind seen here in his 2001 FBI wanted poster, told a U.S. military court today, June 5, 2008 in Guantanamo Bay, that he wishes for the death penalty so that he can become a martyr. Mohammed and four accused co-conspirators appeared in court at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base in Cuba for the first time on charges that could result in their execution. (UPI Photo/FBI Handout/Files)

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (Arabic: خالد شيخ محمد‎; also transliterated as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and additionally known by at least fifty aliases) (born March 1, 1964, or June 6, 1965) is a Kuwait-born militant in U.S. custody in Guantánamo Bay for alleged acts of terrorism, including mass murder of civilians. He was charged on February 11, 2008, with war crimes and murder by a U.S. military commission and faces the death penalty if convicted.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was a member of Osama bin Laden's terrorist group al-Qaeda organization, although he lived in Kuwait rather than Afghanistan, heading al-Qaeda's propaganda operations from sometime around 1999. The 9/11 Commission Report alleges that he was "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks." He is also alleged to have confessed to a role in many of the most significant terrorist plots over the last twenty years, including the World Trade Center 1993 bombings, the Operation Bojinka plot, an aborted 2002 attack on the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, the Bali nightclub bombings, the failed bombing of American Airlines Flight 63, the Millennium Plot, and the murder of Daniel Pearl.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on March 1, 2003, by the Pakistani ISI, possibly in a joint action with agents of the American Diplomatic Security Service, and has been in U.S. custody since that time. In September 2006, the U.S. government announced it had moved Mohammed from a secret prison to the facility at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The Red Cross, Human Rights Watch and Mohammed have claimed that the harsh treatment and waterboarding he received from U.S. authorities amounts to torture.

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