The trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered the mastermind of attack on September 11, 2001 in the United States and four other defendants had a chaotic start yesterday in Guantanamo Bay. Although the group had agreed to remain silent to protest the abuse that they say are in prison, one of the detainees, the Yemeni Ramzi ben al Chaiba, cried to the audience "you are going to kill us and then say that we commit suicide" .
In addition to Mohammed and Al Chaiba appear before the military tribunal, constituted the basis that the U.S. is on Cuban territory, the Pakistani Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, alias Mohamed al Baluchi and Walid ben Atach Saudis and Mustafa al Husaui.
The purpose of the hearing yesterday was to present the charges against him, but ended in embarrassment. When the military judge began reading Jame Pohl rights and claims, the defendants stopped paying attention maintained all the time praying and reading the Koran. Even Mohammed rejected the headphones to hear the simultaneous interpretation and translation had to go back with megaphone, something much slower. This is the first time the group appeared in public after more than three years.
President wanted the trial to take place in Manhattan, near where the Twin Towers were erected, but Republican opposition in Congress prevented by blocking the transfer to U.S. territory of accused terrorists. So, despite the questions that are on Guantanamo, the group of defendants is brought to justice in this military prison.