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Immediate Release

Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. Pre-Trial Hearing

The Department of Defense invites media to cover pre-trial proceedings in the case of United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarek Bin 'Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Ramzi Bin al Shibh, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi, scheduled for Nov. 5-19, 2022. The defendants are charged in connection with their alleged roles in the September 11, 2001, attacks against the United States.

Specific coverage windows are identified below as they relate to flight availability. Media desiring to cover this hearing from the Expeditionary Legal Complex located in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) Cuba must complete the online travel request form (link below) to initiate the approval process. Please be advised that travel duration is at a minimum Saturday to Saturday.

Coverage windows:

Nov. 5-12
Nov. 12-19
*Media may choose to stay more than one week.

Registration: Click here for registration and select the appropriate case and dates as outlined above.

Deadline: All requests must be received no later than noon EDT, Friday, Sept. 16.

Additional details of travel logistics and COVID procedures will be provided separately. By submitting the online request form, interested media will begin the travel process and respective OMC PAOs will be in touch to assist in travel preparations.

Media desiring to view this hearing from Fort Meade must send their requests via email to with e-mail subject line matching the court case and applicable media information: name, position, sponsoring organization and contact info.

Media may contact Lt. Cmdr. Adam Cole for additional questions at or 571-372-8934.

Case information can be viewed at the Office of Military Commissions website