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Guantanamo defendant in 9/11 case says he may want to be own lawyer when proceedings resume

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009 file photo of a sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, and reviewed by the U.S. Military, Walid bin Attash, bottom, and Khalid Sheik Mohammad attend a hearing at the U.S. Military Commissions court for war crimes at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 as a pretrial hearing was just starting at the U.S. base in Cuba, Yemeni prisoner Attash, who is charged in the Sept. 11 attack, said he may want to represent himself when long-stalled military proceedings against him resume. Attash said he has no faith in his defense team and asked the judge if he could have information about his rights if he were to represent himself. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009 file photo of a sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, and reviewed by the U.S. Military, Walid bin Attash, bottom, and Khalid Sheik Mohammad attend a hearing at the U.S. Military Commissions court for war crimes at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 as a pretrial hearing was just starting at the U.S. base in Cuba, Yemeni prisoner Attash, who is charged in the Sept. 11 attack, said he may want to represent himself when long-stalled military proceedings against him resume. Attash said he has no faith in his defense team and asked the judge if he could have information about his rights if he were to represent himself. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 attack says he may want to represent himself when long-stalled military proceedings against him resume.

Yemeni prisoner Walid Bin Attash says he has no faith in his defense team and asked the judge presiding over his case if he could have information about his rights if he were to represent himself. Bin Attash raised the issue Monday as a pretrial hearing was just starting at the U.S. base in Cuba.

The judge recessed the hearing for the rest of the day so the defendant could discuss the issue with his court-appointed civilian and military counsel.

Bin Attash is one of five men facing trial by military commission for planning and aiding the attack. They could get the death penalty if convicted.