Judge: Al Qaida accused to get laptops at Guantanamo

Guantanamo guards must furnish confessed al Qaida kingpin Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four alleged co-conspirators with enough battery power to use their prison camp laptops 12 hours a day -- but the 9/11 accused can't surf the Internet, a military judge ruled.

Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann, the judge, issued the decision a week ago.

It turned up Sunday on a Defense Department website, which under the ruling the men will not be allowed to see live.

The five former CIA-held detainees are accused of the mass murder of 2,973 people on Sept. 11, 2001, in a complex conspiracy case that seeks military execution as the ultimate punishment.

They allegedly trained, financed and coordinated the 9/11 hijackers, and are in pretrial hearings at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba, where three of the five are now functioning as their own attorneys.

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