Biden rejects plea bargain conditions for 9/11 defendants

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.08 - 2023 3:17 PM CET

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Biden Rejects Plea Bargain Conditions for 9/11 Defendants

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According to AP, President Joe Biden has declined to approve certain conditions that defense lawyers for the 9/11 attack defendants had proposed for a potential plea deal.

The conditions included sparing the five men from solitary confinement and providing them with care for the trauma they endured during their time in CIA custody.

Biden's decision leaves it to military prosecutors and defense lawyers to negotiate a plea agreement.

The proposed terms would have had the five Guantanamo detainees plead guilty and serve life sentences in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.

Biden's decision has implications for the ongoing legal proceedings against the 9/11 defendants, who have been held at Guantanamo Bay for over a decade without a set trial date.

The decision also impacts the families of 9/11 victims, some of whom have spoken out against a deal that would spare the accused a trial and the risk of a death penalty.

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