Report: 9/11 mastermind to remain in jail without trial

November 13, 2010 10:19

Khalid Sheik Mohammed, considered the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, is likely to remain in military detention without going through a trial in the near future, according to officials in the Obama administration, reported The Washington Post Friday night.

The administration has determined that Mohammed cannot be put on trial in a federal court due to the opposition of lawmakers in Congress and in New York.Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the trial of the professed mastermind shouldn't be held in New York state.

Washington has indicated that President Barack Obama will ultimately have the final say regarding the trial, and a federal prosecution of Mohammed has not been discounted, said senior US officials. However, a trial is unlikely to take place before the next presidential election, the officials said.

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