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FBI Chief Says Tribunals May Try 9/11 Suspects

The director of the FBI said yesterday that he expects the accused conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, to be tried by military tribunals rather than by criminal courts. An aide to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said later in the day that Mueller “did not intend to imply” that decisions had been made about Mohammed or the other accused al Qaeda conspirators. Administration sources also said that there are no immediate plans to move Mohammed or the other alleged Sept. 11 plotters to the controversial military tribunals. But Mueller’s comments, made in response to a reporter’s questions at a news media luncheon in Washington, provide a rare hint of the direction the Bush administration might pursue in its treatment of key suspects in the terrorist plot, who have been held secretly and interrogated since their captures. Full Story

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