U-T San Diego
December 19, 2013
Prosecutors in the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo are seeking a mental competency evaluation for one of the defendants, adding a new delay to the long-stalled case.
The prosecution wants government doctors to determine if defendant Ramzi Binalshibh is competent to stand trial.
The judge agreed to the evaluation at a hearing at the U.S. base in Cuba on Thursday. The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, says the proceedings will be put on hold until the examination is completed.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:42 am
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