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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.

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