Will Accused 9/11 Architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Ever Come To Trial?


Karen Greenberg was quoted in The Guardian (UK) about the delayed trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the chief suspect of 9/11 attacks.

Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University school of law in New York, argues that Mohammed’s case should be brought back into the US civilian court system, where it was on the verge of being tried in 2009, until the government decided it was altogether too risky to do so.


Despite a later change in the law to prevent Guantánamo detainees from being brought to the US proper, she believes Mohammed and the other defendants should be tried in a New York or Washington federal court by video link.


“We have to try them,” she said. “This delay is shameful. It’s destructive and it casts a shadow over the American justice system. As a nation, you cannot bring closure to the events of 9/11 while you have people in custody awaiting trial on this. The American people are being deprived of justice.”


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