GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – 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.