Attorney General Eric Holder
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'Hands tied' over 9/11 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed U-turn

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and four alleged co-conspirators, will be tried in a military commission at Guantanamo Bay not a civilian court.

"We simply cannot allow a trial to be delayed any longer," Attorney General Eric Holder said, in a sharp U-turn.

Mr Holder blamed Congress for the high profile policy reversal, saying his hands were tied by "unwise and narrow" restrictions they had placed on the administration.

  • 04 Apr 2011