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9/11 Families watch terrorists arraignment in New York City

By Eric Morales     May 5, 2012 in World
New York - Families of those who died in the September 11th attacks arrived at Fort Hamilton in New York City to watch the arraignment of terrorists accused of orchestrating the attacks.
Fort Hamilton will provide coverage of the arraignment of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad and his co-defendants via closed-circuit television according to CBS News. Three other Army bases are also providing coverage however, only Fort Meade in Maryland is making it's base open to the public. The 9/11 families will watch via closed-circuit television as Muhammad and his co-defendants are arraigned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Fort Hamilton is located in Brooklyn and is the base of the North Atlantic Division of the Army Corps of Engineers.
"I want to bear witness that in fact these men are brought to justice." NBC 4 New York quoted Al Santoro as saying, his son Christopher, a firefighter died in the World Trade Center.
The accused include, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, as well as Ramzi Binalshibh who was to be a hijacker in the 9/11 attacks but could not enter the U.S. and was replaced by Zacarias Moussaoui. Walid Bin Atash, who ran an Al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan and researched flight simulators and timetables. Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, who is Muhammad's nephew and who provided money to the hijackers and Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi a Saudi national accused of also providing money, western clothing and assisting with credit cards according to NBC 4.
The charges against Khalid Sheikh Muhammad and his co-defendant include 2,976 counts of murder for which they face the death penalty if convicted.
On Tuesday as a steel beam was lifted into place, at the site of the 9/11 attacks and future memorial, Freedom Tower became the tallest building in New York City. By completion next year Freedom Tower will be the tallest building in the United States.
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