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Video: The Trial

Meet the lawyers tasked with defending a 9/11 suspect at Guantanamo Bay. Follow Alka Pradhan, James Connell, and Lt. Col. Sterling Thomas as they prepare for what is being called “the biggest criminal trial in U.S. history.” Their client is Ammar al-Baluchi, one of the five men facing the death penalty for plotting the attacks. This short film provides a window into the buildup to the largest criminal trial in American history and reflects on the impact of a rarely seen part of the war on terror: the lack of accountability for the legacy of torture.

Director: Johanna Hamilton

Website: Field of Vision

Running time: 15:41

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3 comments on “Video: The Trial

  1. Noel Canin
    May 24, 2021

    Since it is quite evident that these men are not getting a fair trial, one wonders if they are even guilty – no one in the history of the world has ever got a true confession through torture, I feel a strange satisfaction in the fact that this travesty of justice is costing America billions. Shame on you.

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    • Vox Populi
      May 24, 2021

      The trial is a travesty, but I admire the attorneys who are rising to the defense nonetheless.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Noel Canin
        May 24, 2021

        God yes, I should have said, it was just so clear to me. Amazing group of people, give one hope. Thank you for your comment!

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