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9/11 Trials begin; families protest on behalf of victims

GUANTANAMO BAY -- Five men are facing death sentences, that's if their found guilty in the 9/11 terror attacks.

The first day of their trial finally recessed late Saturday night after 13 hours. It was a long day of drama and defiance from the defendants.

The five men ignored the military judge. They prayed and refused to answer routine questions. They even demanded the charges against them be read out loud.

Family members of those killed in the attacks were stunned.

“They're complaining and our families can't complain anymore because they took their lives,” said Eddie Bracken, 9/11 victim’s brother. “They took my sister's life. I wouldn't care if they were on a bed of nails, but it's our justice system.”

Their lawyers are trying to shift the focus to some enhanced interrogation techniques used on their clients, but the government said their rights have been protected.

 

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