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Detainees defer entering plea

Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 00:49

May 6 - Shaky start to arraignment proceedings for five Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with masterminding the 9/11 attacks. Julie Noce reports.

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The five men accused of plotting the September 11th attacks appeared in front of a military tribunal Saturday in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. But instead of answering when the judge asked them questions, they remained silent. The five are charged with seven counts stemming from the 9/11 attacks including hijacking and terrorism. All five defendants exercised their right to delay entering any plea. During the recesses, the defendants prayed and chatted amongst themselves, and passed around a copy of The Economist magazine. A group of people whose relatives died in the attacks were chosen by lottery to attend the proceedings. The tribunal has been adjourned until June 12. Julie Noce, Reuters

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Detainees defer entering plea

Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 00:49