July 30, 2015
Sept. 11 defendant wants uniform for Gitmo trial. The man who has called himself the "mastermind" of the Sept. 11 attacks wants to wear military-style clothing at his upcoming war crimes trial in Guantanamo.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has asked to wear a camouflage field jacket and camouflage turban with traditional Pakistani clothing as he goes on trial at the U.S. base in Cuba on charges that include murder and terrorism.
Prosecutors oppose the idea and military officials prevented
Mohammed from wearing the items at his May 5 arraignment.
One of his defense attorneys is Army Capt. Jason Wright, who says the U.S. has traditionally allowed defendants in war crimes tribunals to wear clothing of their choice. Wright said Wednesday that the defense is asking the judge to overrule that decision. The next court hearing is scheduled for August.
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