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Guantanamo 'high value' detainee denies involvement in 9/11 attacks

[JURIST] Ali Abd al-Aziz [BBC profile], one of 14 "high value" Guantanamo Bay detainees and the nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile], has denied allegations that he transferred funds to the 9/11 hijackers and has insisted he had no prior knowledge that his uncle was planning attacks on the US, according to a Pentagon transcript [PDF text] from a Combatant Status Review Tribunal [DOD materials] held on March 30 to determine whether Ali is properly being held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] as an enemy combatant. Ali also testified that since his arrest in 2003, he had offered key information to enable US authorities to thwart future terrorist attacks.

Mohammed claimed during his own own March CSRT hearing [PDF transcript] that he had planned the 9/11 attacks [JURIST report]. AP has more.

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