Trial of alleged 9/11 plotters halted after accused ‘recognises interpreter’ from CIA ‘black site’

A hearing for five alleged 9/11 plotters held at Guantanamo Bay came to an abrupt halt today, after two of the defendants said they recognised a court interpreter as having worked at a secret CIA prison where they were previously detained.

Alleged al-Qaeda conspirator Ramzi bin al Shibh interrupted proceedings in a high-security courtroom at the US Navy base in Cuba, telling the military judge he recognised his male translator from his internment at a so-called CIA “black site”.