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Opposition to U.S. trial likely to keep mastermind of 9/11 attacks in detention

Opposition to U.S. trial likely to keep mastermind of 9/11 attacks in detention --Administration asserts it can hold prisoners without trial under laws of war 13 Nov 2010 Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed [under torture] mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, will probably remain in military detention without trial for the foreseeable future, according to Obama administration officials. The administration has concluded that it cannot put Mohammed on trial in federal court because of the opposition of lawmakers in Congress and in New York. The administration asserts that it can hold Mohammed and other 'al-Qaeda' operatives under the laws of war, a principle that has been upheld by the courts when Guantanamo Bay detainees prisoners have challenged their detention.