Lacey Johnson
April 14, 2014

Defense lawyers for five men accused of conspiring in the September 11, 2001, attacks asked a judge to halt a pretrial hearing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Monday over concerns that FBI agents are investigating them.

Earlier this month, two FBI agents approached a defense team member and asked him “to sign an agreement,” said Jim Harrington, an attorney for Ramzi Bin al Shibh, a Yemeni man accused of wiring money to the 9/11 hijackers.

Harrington said the member of his defense team would need to be replaced and called the episode “a chilling experience for all of us.”

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