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9/11 mastermind says Koran 'forbids' violence to spread Islam

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has released a manifesto claiming that the Koran forbids the use of violence to spread Islam. The document, published Tuesday by The Huffington Post and Britain's Channel 4 News, marks Mohammed's first public communication since 2009, when the US government officially accused him of terrorism.

Iran arrests head of reformist daily

Iran on Saturday arrested the head of reformist daily Bahar, Saeed Pourazizi, for publishing an article seen by critics as questioning the beliefs of Shia Islam, Fars news agency reported. "Today he was summoned to the prosecutor's office... He was arrested and transferred to Evin prison," in northern Tehran, his wife Masoumeh Shahriari told Fars. Shahriari said the public prosecutor had "lodged a complaint" against Pourazizi, who was trying to negotiate being released on bail. "We have not been informed about the amount of money needed for the bail," she said.

Chief prosecutor sets January 2015 start for 9/11 trial

The chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay proposed Friday a January 2015 start date to begin the trial of the five alleged 9/11 plotters, in yet another delay. Seeking to "bring closure" to the families of the victims, Brigadier General Mark Martins said jury selection would begin after the court has examined final motions from the defense and prosecution to set procedures for the trial.

Chief prosecutor seeks January 2015 start for 9/11 trial

The chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay proposed Friday a January 2015 start date to begin the trial of the five alleged 9/11 plotters, in yet another delay. Seeking to "bring closure" to the families of the victims, Brigadier General Mark Martins said jury selection would begin after the court has examined final motions from the defense and prosecution to set procedures for the trial.

Guantanamo hearing ends without ruling on 'Starbucks solution'

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - The judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal recessed a weeklong hearing in the September 11 conspiracy case on Friday evening without ruling on a defense request to halt future hearings until Pentagon computer problems are fixed.

Lawyer emails for 9/11 suspects monitored

The email accounts of lawyers for the five men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001, attacks were monitored, the chief defense counsel alleged Wednesday. Colonel Karen Mayberry also claimed that, at one point, "hundreds of thousands" of files went missing from a computer network used by the legal team to communicate. Mayberry testified during a preliminary hearing at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, transmitted via video link to the Fort Meade base near Washington.

Guantanamo computer problems worsening, defense lawyer tells judge

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Months of efforts to fix a file-gobbling computer system used by defense lawyers in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal have only turned up more problems, the chief defense counsel testified on Wednesday. Defense lawyers asked the U.S. military judge to halt pre-trial hearings in the death penalty case against five alleged conspirators in the September 11 plot until the technical problems are fixed, which is not expected to happen before early next year.

Guantanamo: 9/11 suspect expelled from courtroom

One of five men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks was expelled from a Guantanamo courtroom Monday after trying to speak without permission. The incident involving Yemeni Ramzi Binalshibh happened shortly after the start of a new round of preliminary hearings at the US military facility in Cuba.

Guantanamo: 9/11 suspect expelled from courtroom

One of five men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks was expelled from a Guantanamo courtroom Monday after trying to speak without permission. The incident involving Yemeni Ramzi Binalshibh happened shortly after the start of a new round of preliminary hearings at the US military facility in Cuba.

Disruptive 9/11 suspect ejected from Guantanamo courtroom

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An accused September 11 conspirator was hustled out of the Guantanamo war crimes courtroom on Monday when he refused to stop shouting during a chaotic hearing that was cut short because one of the lawyers was ill. "I have the right to talk!" Yemeni defendant Ramzi Binalshibh yelled in English.
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