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Thu Sep 7, 2023, 07:45 AM

Biden refuses to grant some of the conditions that 9/11 defendants were seeking in plea negotiations

Source: AP

By AAMER MADHANI and ELLEN KNICKMEYER
Updated 10:36 PM CDT, September 6, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) ó President Joe Biden has refused to approve some of the conditions that lawyers for the defendants in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had sought in a possible plea bargain, ruling out a presidential guarantee that the five men would be spared solitary confinement and provided care for the trauma of their torture in CIA custody, a White House National Security Council official said Wednesday.

Bidenís refusal on the plea-bargain guarantees leaves it to military prosecutors and defense lawyers to try to hash out an agreement on a plea bargain. The terms under discussion would have the five Guantanamo detainees plead guilty and serve life sentences in exchange for being spared the death penalty.

Lawyers for the two sides have been exploring a negotiated resolution to the case for about 1 1/2 years. They had been waiting for about a year of that time to see if Biden would express opposition or support for some of the conditions that defense lawyers had been seeking.

Biden agreed with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austinís recommendation not to accept the proposed terms as a basis for plea negotiations, according to the National Security Council official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.




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Thu Sep 7, 2023, 11:58 AM

1. The only conditions or negotiations

should be about rope vs gas vs needle vs firing squad.

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Fri Sep 8, 2023, 06:42 PM

2. So they have already been in prison for 20ish years.

They were tortured for confessions. It's time to wrap this up.

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