19 April 2014

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial | RallyPoint.com

By Ben Fox
Copyright: The Associated Press

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, CUBA — Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.

They had agreed to meet with lawyers appointed to defend five men charged in the attack. It was an effort at outreach the attorneys hoped would give an understanding of their difficult role. Instead, it stoked the anger of people who have watched with frustration as legal delays mount in the case.

“I am very angry at these people,” Arias, whose 37-year-old brother, Adam, was killed in the World Trade Center, said of the defense teams. “It is one thing to have a trial. It is another to drag it out, and drag it out and drag it out.”

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