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Separate hearings for 9/11 suspects

From Times Wire Reports

A U.S. military judge ordered separate hearings for five men accused in the Sept. 11 attacks, responding to complaints that the self-professed mastermind had intimidated others, defense lawyers said.

Judge Ralph Kohlmann, a Marine colonel, scheduled individual appearances next week to address whether the defendants want help from Pentagon-appointed attorneys, the lawyers said.

When they were arraigned together last month at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, all five said they would represent themselves. But lawyers for Mustafa Ahmed Hawsawi alleged that co-defendant Khalid Shaikh Mohammed had pressured him to go along.


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