WASHINGTON Nov 13 Five men accused of plotting
the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, including alleged mastermind Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed, will be sent to criminal court in New York
from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an Obama
administration official said on Friday.
The five were being prosecuted in U.S. military commissions
at Guantanamo, but the Obama administration has pledged to
close the controversial prison and move some of the cases to
traditional U.S. criminal courts for trial.
Still, some will be tried in military tribunals, including
the accused mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole
warship in Yemen Abd al-Rahim al Nashiri, the administration
official said, declining to be further identified.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce
the decisions later on Friday, the official said.
(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky and James Vicini, Editing by