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Donna O’Connor (315) 559-2183
9/11 Families Urge Obama to Keep Promise To Prosecute Khalid Sheik Mohammed in Civilian Court
Relatives of 9/11 Victims Say Military Commissions Undermine American Justice
As Americans directly and tragically affected by the 9/11 attacks, we are deeply troubled by the news that the White House is considering reversing Attorney General Holder's decision to hold the trial of the Khalid Sheik Mohammed in civilian court. The rule of law is the lynch-pin of our way of life, a way of life tens of thousands have died to protect. Civilian trials in federal courts have resulted in hundreds of successful terrorism prosecutions whereas military commissions are an illegitimate system that undermine the rule of law. We call upon the President to restore the rule of law to our democracy.
This statement can be attributed to Donna O’Connor, a spokesperson for the group.