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Title: 9/11 detainee Ramzi bin al-Shibh, 51, is ruled unfit to stand trial in death-penalty case
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URL Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar ... d-psychologically-damaged.html
Published: Sep 22, 2023
Author: Staff
Post Date: 2023-09-22 09:25:05 by Horse
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Views: 166
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after lawyers argued 'CIA torture made him delusional and psychotic'

A suspect believed to be one of the masterminds behind the 9/11 attacks has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial by a military judge following on from a medical panel recommendation.

The panel announced earlier this week that Ramzi bin al-Shibh, 51, had become psychotic and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being 'tortured' by the CIA in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

His pre-trial hearing was set to begin on Friday, he was facing trial alongside four others. Colonel Matthew McCall agreed with the panel's findings that al-Shibh's mental state meant that he would not be able to participate fully in his own defense or even to enter a plea.

A medical board said that the suspect had been rendered 'delusional and psychotic,' reports The New York Times.

Defense lawyers argue that the best hope of al-Shibh, a Yemeni accused of organizing one cell of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers, regaining competency to stand trial is a step that some Americans are likely to find distasteful: for him to be provided with post-torture trauma care and no longer subject to solitary confinement.


Poster Comment:

He is innocent because Israel did 911.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

I'm sure the US government doesn't want any of those defendants testifying unrestrained in open court.

Ada  posted on  2023-09-22   11:03:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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