Families of 9/11 Victims Face Their Grief in Guantanamo Trials

Monday, January 28, 2013

In this sketch by Janet Hamlin, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Waleed bin Attash attend their arraignment inside the war crimes courthouse at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay on June 5. 2008. (Brennan Linsley/AFP/Getty Images)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the Guantanamo Bay detention facility first hand? What would it be like to experience it in the wake of a loved one lost to terrorism?

For many Americans, the grief of a lost family member will never be reconciled, and the wait for justice has been unbearably long.

As the hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resume today, WNYC's Brigid Bergin is reporting from Guantanamo joined by those waiting for the American justice system to deliver the legal process they've been promised.

The view from the MiamiAir plane that Brigid Bergin took on her way to Guantanamo Bay.

Ferry taking cars across Guantanamo Bay.

Office of Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay.

Fenced line around Office Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin inside the partitioned tents at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Dorm inside partitioned tents at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Guests:

Brigid Bergin

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

A quicker process needed to happen in order for the families of the victims to move forward. 11 years for the families is way too long. Is this typical of other Countries that have terrorist trials?
I doubt Israel would have a situation like this.

Jan. 28 2013 11:51 AM

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