9/11 mastermind in camouflage for court

2012-10-17 21:48
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as he holds up a piece of paper during a court recess at his Military Commissions hearing. (Janet Hamlin/ AFP)

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as he holds up a piece of paper during a court recess at his Military Commissions hearing. (Janet Hamlin/ AFP)

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Guantanamo Bay - With a judge's permission, the self-styled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks is wearing camouflage at his Guantanamo military tribunal.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sported a camouflage vest over a white tunic on Wednesday as he sat at his defence table in a heavily guarded courtroom on the US base in Cuba.

Mohammed and one other defendant attended the pre-trial motions hearing. Three defendants chose to stay in their cells. The five are charged with planning and aiding the worst terrorist attack on US soil.

His lawyers said previously that Mohammed considers himself a prisoner of war and wanted to wear clothing similar to what he wore as a mujahedeen fighter. The judge in his terrorism trial ruled on Tuesday he could wear camouflage. The prison commander had previously forbidden it.

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