Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to be tried at Guantánamo Bay




The Justice Department announced that plans had been dropped to transfer Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused conspirators to New York, after protests by local police and politicians about cost and security risks.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-confessed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, will be tried by a military court at Guantánamo Bay rather than a civilian court, in a major policy reversal by the Barack Obama administration.

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