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BACK STORY; A once-forbidden topic is front and center -- torture; New drama is expected in the coming trial of so-called 9/11 mastermind

Jan 21, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

For the first time, the military commission that is preparing to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is accused of planning the Sept. 11 attacks, will focus almost exclusively on a subject that for years wasn't allowed to be mentioned in the courtroom: torture.

On Tuesday, Mohammed is expected -- also for the first time -- to be in the same room with two CIA psychologists who, his lawyers say, tortured him. The encounter will occur at the start of the 40th series of pretrial hearings for Moham...