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Families fume as 9/11 mastermind goes on trial

Families fume as 9/11 mastermind goes on trial
Lee Hanson became deeply angry as the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and co-defendants tried to undermine their arraignment on 3,000 counts of murder at a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Hanson's son, daughter-in-law and 2-year-old granddaughter, the youngest 9/11 victim, were killed in the terror attacks over a decade ago. All were aboard United Flight 175, the second plane to crash into the twin towers.

'They praise Allah. I say, 'Damn you!',' said the silver-haired retiree from Eaton, Connecticut. When it comes to justice, 'it seems like it's an afterthought,' said his wife, Eunice Hanson.

Moans, sighs and exclamations erupted on Saturday as Hanson and other relatives of September 11 victims watched the closed-circuit TV feed of the court hearing from a movie theatre at Fort Hamilton in New York City.

It was one of four US military bases where the arraignment was broadcast live for victims' family members, survivors and emergency personnel who responded to the attacks.

'It's actually a joke, it feels ridiculous,' said Jim Riches, whose firefighter son, Jimmy, died at the World Trade Centre. 
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