Friday, December 20, 2013

New delay hits 9/11 case at Guantanamo

U-T San Diego
December 19, 2013

Prosecutors in the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo are seeking a mental competency evaluation for one of the defendants, adding a new delay to the long-stalled case.

The prosecution wants government doctors to determine if defendant Ramzi Binalshibh is competent to stand trial.

The judge agreed to the evaluation at a hearing at the U.S. base in Cuba on Thursday. The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, says the proceedings will be put on hold until the examination is completed.

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