All Sept. 11 suspects back on same trial schedule

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Associated Press

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 13 at 3:04 PM

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A Guantanamo prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 attacks is back on the same trial schedule as his four co-defendants.

A military judge on Wednesday granted a government motion to reconsider his July 24 order severing the case of Ramzi Binalshibh (RAM'-zee bin-al-SHEEB') of Yemen from those of other defendants.

The defense had argued that issues pertinent only to Binalshibh's case could be resolved more quickly if he were tried alone.

Prosecutors countered that severing the cases would further delay justice for victims of the 2001 attacks and their families.

Pretrial proceedings resume Thursday for all five defendants.

Wednesday hearing at the U.S. base in Cuba was shown on closed-circuit video at Fort Meade, Maryland, near Baltimore.

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Associated Press writer Ben Fox contributed to this story from Miami.

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