July 17, 2012
The next round of hearings for accused conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States will be after Ramadan, a judge ruled.
The chief war court judge Monday ruled to postpone until after Ramadan the next hearings in the death penalty case of the alleged Sept. 11 plotters, agreeing to a request by attorneys for the plot’s self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Mohammed and his co-defendants to respect their religion, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.
Army Col. James Pohl Rather said the hearings would be Aug. 22-26 instead of Aug. 8-12, which is when the holy Muslim month is winding down, Pentagon defense attorney James G. Connell III said.
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