GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - The war crimes tribunal for five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks in back in session, this time with no sign of the antics that disrupted their last hearing in May.
A military judge at the U.S. base in Cuba is holding a weeklong pretrial hearing. The main items on the agenda are courtroom security rules that the defense claim are overly broad and restrictive.
At the men's arraignment in May, the defendants refused to listen to the judge or use the court translation system and two stood up to pray. At Monday's hearing the men made no overt protests and prosecutors broadcast the translation via small speakers on the defense tables.
The five are accused of planning and aiding the Sept. 11 attacks.