21 Years Later – Will Justice Ever Come To This Alleged 9/11 Terrorist?
(RepublicanPress.org) – On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States, killing 2,977 people and many more people from illnesses related to that day in later years. Arrests followed the horrific event, as the CIA interrogated numerous suspects to piece together the events leading up to that fateful day. One of the alleged perpetrators, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is widely believed to have orchestrated the deadly event, and he’s been sitting in captivity since 2003. To date, he has not stood trial.
Mohammed was allegedly subject to some unique and controversial interrogation techniques now labeled as torture. As a result, trying him in a court of law could prove difficult, Newsmax reported. Experts worry that confessions obtained under extreme duress, like CIA interrogation tactics, could make anything they admitted to inadmissible in court.
However, there have reportedly been discussions of a plea deal for him and four other suspects recently. That would take the death penalty off the table.
The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will await trial after nearly two decades since his capture in 2003. https://t.co/ftmihZqmh5
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 11, 2022
Some family members of the victims of 9/11 were “outraged” by the possibility of a plea deal, CBS News reported. After 21 years, they simply want “justice.” Debra Burlingame, the sister of a pilot who died that day, told CBS News that she doesn’t want the accused terrorists to be used in the future as political trading pieces.
Former US Attorney David Kelley called the failure to put Mohammed and the others on trial after all these years a “tragedy,” according to Newsmax.
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