9/11 Suspects' Arraignment to Be Broadcast for Victims' Families

The five plotters are set to be arraigned May 5 for the attacks more than 10 years ago

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012  |  Updated 3:56 PM EDT
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The upcoming Guantanamo Bay arraignment of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks will be broadcast to eight locations in the eastern United States so that families and others can view the proceedings.

A military judge has authorized the May 5 broadcast by closed-circuit television so that surviving victims of the attacks, family members, first-responders and others can watch without have to travel to the U.S. base in Cuba.

Army Col. James Pohl issued a ruling Thursday for what would be the most widespread broadcast of a Guantanamo military commission hearing.

The arraignment of the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four other men will be shown in the Washington area as well as at military bases in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi are charged with planning and executing the disaster that killed nearly 3,000 people.

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