June 15, 2012

A series of documents and photographs released by the Pentagon this week show that the lawyers for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of plotting the worst attacks on US soil traded barbs with military officials over the co-defendants’ attire.

The lawyers are urging the chief military commissions judge to stop Guantánamo commander Rear Admiral David Woods from interfering with the court wardrobe of their clients, who face the death penalty if convicted.

Mohammed had sought to wear the camouflage items for his May 5 arraignment. But after examining the men’s planned attire, prison authorities rejected everything but the white robes and camp uniforms they eventually wore.

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