marked by almost ridiculous challenge opens up long trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendents
relatives of those who died in the attacks of 9/11 have expressed their outrage at events showing the rebel conspirators at a hearing setting at Guantanamo.
The hearing, expected to last two hours, was extended for 13 hours that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants refused to accept the beginning of the procedure in a controversial "military commission" United States naval base in Cuba.
The hearing was marked by almost ridiculous scenes in which the defendants have prayed, read The Economist, talked among themselves and ignore judicial events that surround them.
Eddie Bracken trip to Staten Island in New York at Guantanamo, after winning, by lot, one of the six seats reserved for family members of 9/11 during the hearing indictment. His sister Lucy Fishman died in the Twin Towers in New York.
"I was very angry," he said, referring to the silence of the five accused for most of Saturday. "They complain [the trial], but our families can not complain more. Took my sister's life. I would not mind if they were on a bed of nails, but it is our system of justice and rights. "
Bracken said he had been particularly difficult when some of the defendants ignored the proceedings and began to talk to each other. "It was not fair. My sister, who was lost can not talk to anyone.
"When they get to death or imprisoned for the rest of their life are not allowed to talk to anyone ever -. Solitary life forever"
family members watched Mohammed, who has not been seen in public for three years, from behind a thick glass wall. The presumed architect of the 9/11 remained silent for most of the audience stroking his beard dyed with henna, wearing a white turban and robe. Walid bin Attash, a Yemeni accused of flight simulators investigated by hackers 9/11, even refused to attend the hearing and was returned against his will attached to a restraint chair.
"They participate in jihad in the yard," said Debra Burlingame, who saw the load as evidenced by the live broadcast in a special facility in Brooklyn. Burlingame brother, Charles, was the pilot of the plane flew into the Pentagon.Once it starts, it may take several years. Brigadier General Mark Martins army said Sunday that the defense has filed hundreds of motions challenging the special military commissions would not end quickly.