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Khalid Sheik Mohammed, alleged 9/11 mastermind, to get new trial – Washington Post

On April 4, 2012 the Washington Post reported that the Department of Defense has authorized a new trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others.  Mohammed is accused of planning the September 11, 2001 attacks.

According to the article, while the five suspects were originally charged in a military commission in 2008, the Obama Administration moved the trial into a New York federal court.  Subsequently, in April 2011, the Obama Administration sent the cases back to a military commission after Congressional support collapsed.

According to the post, one of the issues that will likely be raised at trial will be the admissibility of statements made by the defendants while placed in secret CIA custody.  While the commissions were overhauled in 2009, civil libertarians remain concerned over due process issues.

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