20 years later, the accused of 9/11 must finally be tried — in civilian courts

BY NICK LEWIN The writer was lead prosecutor for U.S. v. Usama bin Laden, in which role he conducted all the trials for al-Qaeda operatives tried in the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017.

Five men who were directly involved with planning and executing the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have been in U.S. custody for nearly two decades. They have long been charged for these crimes. And yet there has been no trial — no reckoning....

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