Accused 9/11 Mastermind Will Go To GITMO Court May 5, Face Death For Killing 2,976

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed shortly after his capture

Al Qaeda big Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others will face a military court May 5 on death-penalty charges for killing 2,976 on 9/11, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Meanwhile European officials ruled that Britain can hand over one-eyed, hook-handed terrorist Abu Hamsa al-Masri to the U.S. plus four more suspects wanted here – two in the 1998 African embassy bombings that killed 224 people.
KSM’s new arraignment comes over a decade since 9/11, and nine years after his capture in Pakistan.
The Kuwaiti last appeared in a Guantanamo Bay Court nearly four years ago, expressing the defendants’ wishes to plead guilty on all counts.
Soon thereafter, a newly-elected President Obama scrapped Guantanamo proceedings in favor of a civilian criminal trial in Manhattan federal court.
Pushback from Congress, however, forced a return to the secluded Navy base in Cuba, where the Department of Defense re-charged the five on April 4.
They will be tried together, but arguments may not start for months.
Yemeni 9/11 co-defendant Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin ‘Attash allegedly helped mastermind the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and trained 9/11 hijackers.
Fellow Yemeni Ramzi Binalshibh sought entry to the U.S. to study aviation, and is therefore suspected of being a potential hijacker. He was denied a visa and wired money to the attackers instead.
Saudi defendant Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi allegedly helped hijackers gain entry to the U.S. and then funneled them money, while Pakistani Ali Abdul Aziz Ali paid for flight training, wired the hijackers money and provided other support.
Al-Masri – aka Mustafa Kamel Mustafa – has been jailed in the UK since 2004 for inciting murder in the name of radical Islam. He’s wanted here for trying to set up a terror training camp in Oregon around 2000.
In exchange for the extraditions, the U.S. will not subject any of the British prisoners to the death sentence.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that life sentences in a U.S. super-maximum security federal prison like Florence ADX in Colorado would not violate EU rules.
Supermax houses the nation’s most notorious terrorists, spies and gangsters, among them Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, FBI snoop Robert Hanssen, and former acting Bonanno crime family boss Vincent Basciano.
Florence inmates spend 23 hours a day in solitary confinement in cells with concrete furniture with tiny windows, denied outside communication.
The EU court said the five “should not be extradited” until its judgment becomes final – a move that could take months – or until a possible appeals process ends.
British prisoner Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi citizen, and Adel Abdul Bary, an Egyptian, are wanted over the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Syed Talha Ahsan has been charged with conspiring to support terrorists via the Internet, while Babar Ahmad is accused of running websites to raise money, appeal for fighters and provide equipment – like gas masks and night vision goggles – for terrorists.
Conflicting reports have al-Masri losing his hand and eye either diving on a landmine in Afghanistan or bungling an attempt to build a bomb.

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