THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

French court began trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

On January 5, 2009, a Paris court began a trial in absentia for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks, for his alleged involvement in a suicide bombing of a Tunisian synagogue located in Djerba in April 2002. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, in which 21 people were killed. Mohammed was accused of "complicity in attempted murder in relation to a terrorist enterprise" for their roles in the planning the attack. Among those killed were two French citizens, giving French courts jurisdiction under French law. Mohammed is currently being held by US authorities at Guantanamo Bay.



Learn more about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Guantanamo Bay from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2011


LATEST DAYS

 President Kennedy assassinated, VP Lyndon Johnson sworn inin
November 22, 2014

 UN Security Council called for Israeli withdrawal from territories occupied in Six Days' War
November 22, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at JURIST@pitt.edu