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9/11 Victims' Families to Watch Hearings in Cuba

A military installation in Brooklyn is welcoming families of 9/11 victims this week — to watch pretrial hearings in Cuba for five men charged in the terrorist attacks.

The sessions in Guantanamo Bay are closed to the public. But relatives who register can see them on closed-circuit television at Fort Hamilton, a U.S. Army base. Another space there is reserved for first responders.

The military commission hearings will also be shown at forts in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland.

The suspects include the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The men are expected to appear at the hearings, which are scheduled from Monday through Friday.

The actual military tribunal will not start till sometime next year.

 

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.