Monday, January 5, 2015

GITMO: 9/11 Justice delayed - still

I have long been on the record as believing that there will be NO resolution of justice for the 9/11 families who, thirteen years on, are still waiting for KSM et al to pay for their crimes against innocents.

So no surprise on this from Miami Herald::

Judge rebuffs prosecution bid to set 9/11 trial date01/02/2015

The 9/11 case judge has rebuffed a prosecution request for a trial schedule, saying there are too many outstanding issues to set a date in the five-man death penalty case.

Army Col. James L. Pohl, the judge, called the request “not within the realm of possibility at this juncture” in a two-page order dated Dec. 12 and subsequently released on the Pentagon’s military commissions website.

Alleged mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other men areaccused of conspiring in the Sept. 11, 2001 hijackings that killed nearly 3,000 people. They were arraigned May 5, 2012.

The judge did, however, schedule six sets of hearings in 2015 — covering 45 days — at the Camp Justice war court compound at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Three of those sessions are scheduled to last 10 days, if that much hearing time is needed.

In rejecting the request, Pohl noted his court has not resolved a possible conflict-of-interest issue sparked by the defense teams’ claim that the FBI was spying on their work. Separately, he added, the prosecution had begun a process of determining whether one accused plotter, Ramzi bin al Shibh, was competent to stand trial....

There are many issues that are currently being dealt with, (and you can follow along at the Military Commissions site)

I DO believe that justice will be served out to the GITMO 9/11 co-defendants.  Just not any time soon.

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