[ View the story "Military trials resume in Guantanamo " on Storify] Military trials resume in Guantanamo We look at the debate surrounding military vs. civilian trials.
Storified by The Stream · Thu, Apr 12 2012 13:02:42
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of the five accused men who are awaiting their trial in May. From top-left: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Mustafa al-Hawsawi, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Walid bin Attash.
White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, discusses how the decision to keep Guantánamo open is based on strong support to "bring these men to justice" despite President Obama's initial bid to close the Cuban detention facility. This speech came the day it was announced these five terrorist suspects will be tried in the Guantánamo courts instead of US civil courts.
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US Attorney General, Eric Holder, stands by his decision to prosecute the five terrorist suspects in US civil courts. He says they need to be brought to justice without delaying these trials any longer. Holder also believes trying these men in Guantánamo will not provide these men to stand a fair trial.
Holder: Alleged 9/11 Conspirators to Face Military Trialspbsnewshour
General Mark Martins spoke to Harvard Law School on April 5 to explain how the 2001 and 2006 military commissions under the Bush administration were flawed.
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where he describes his support for the 2009 military commissions reformed under the Obama administration, stating they provide for more fairness in prosecuting criminals in Guantánamo courts.
The Human Rights Watch website claims these new 2009 military commissions reformed under the Obama administration are more restrictive and do not allow prisoners standing trial to provide proper evidence in their favor.
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to the Human Rights Watch website showing various Guantánamo detainees and a summary of their cases.
The front of the Guantánamo Bay prison facility.
at Guantánamo Bay. Temporarily open, the camp was closed in 2002 where all of the prisoners were then sent to Guantánamo's Camp Delta. The Military Commissions Act says it is illegal to hold and torture prisoners in secret prisons.
of the new maximum security facility being built in Guantánamo, also known as Camp 6.
A New York City resident captures raw
of the hijacked plane that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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of the second hijacked plane flying into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
A New York City
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at one of the 9/11 10-year memorials to honor the 3,000 victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is accused of being the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He is just one of the five awaiting to stand trial.
was taken upon his arrest. In 2008 he plead guilty to all charges against him. Some of those chargers are: terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, and murder. If found guilty, he could face the death penalty.
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Picture taken by @exileinflyville at the Occupy Chicago movement. This sign demonstrates support for the National Defense Authorization Act President Barack Obama signed into law. The NDAA allots for nearly $600 billion to fund national security and will keep Guantánamo Bay open.
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to the U.S. Military Commissions website.
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depicting how some feel the injustice in keeping the Guantánamo Bay detention facilities open.
Various news organizations tweet about the five 9/11 suspects about to stand trail.
Use of broken #Gitmo mil. commission system to try #911 suspects means justice will never truly be achieved
Accused September 11 mastermind referred to trial at Guantanamo | CollapseNet:
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RT "@fayizalkandari: #FayizAlKandari longs for his family in #Kuwait . 10years and no trial to free him from #Guantanamo"Hamna
Protestors oppose the Obama administration's decision to keep Guantánamo Bay open as a part of the 100 Days Campaign to close Cuban prison.
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Protestors unite in song during the 100 Days Campaign to close Guantánamo Bay. Many question the Obama administration's decision to keep the prison facility open after President Obama's promise in 2009 to close the prison.
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calling for Guantánamo to be shut down.
on the grounds of the prison floor points to the "Road to Mecca." Sgt. Sarah Wood, who provided this photo for the US Department of Defense, says every cell and recreation yard has one of these arrows.
of a bathroom inside the prison.
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of the entrance into one of the cells in Camp Delta.