The Trial Of The 9/11 Mastermind Is Still Pending After Two Decades

Even after more than two decades have passed since the arrest of the man believed to be the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, his case is mired in legal complications.

As Sunday marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused of 9/11-related crimes are being held at a camp in Guantanamo Bay.
His case in the military tribunal has been postponed continuously. The latest setback to the lawsuit came last month when pretrial hearings, which had been scheduled for early fall, were canceled. This delay is a cause of disappointment for the loved ones and relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attack.

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According to the Associated Press news agency, before sunrise on March 1, 2003, the United States captured Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, who was hiding in the city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and achieved a major victory against the planners of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

If convicted at trial, Khalid Sheikh could face the death penalty.

However, in the meantime, while Khalid Shah’s case has not yet reached the trial stage, the United States killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, in an attack in the year 2011, and then Ayman, who became his deputy and then the leader of al-Qaeda. Al-Zawahiri was also killed in a drone attack this year.


In a written statement during a hearing at the tribunal, Khalid Sheikh admitted to swearing allegiance to Osama bin Laden and acting as Osama bin Laden’s operational director to organize the 9/11 attacks.

According to the statement, Khalid Sheikh is also responsible for the bombings of the World Trade Center in 1993, the attempted assassination of President Bill Clinton in 1994, and the assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1995.

His case in the military tribunal has been postponed continuously. The latest setback to the lawsuit came last month when pretrial hearings, which had been scheduled for early fall, were canceled. This delay is a cause of disappointment for the loved ones and relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attack.

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