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A U.S. judge has ruled that one of those charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will not be sentenced to death.

Bin al-Shibh is considered complicit in the deaths of 2,976 people and accused of organizing a cell of kidnappers in Hamburg, Germany.

The leader of this group seized Flight number 11 and crashed it into the twin towers.

The judge handling the case decided to proceed with the trial, but cleared Al-Shibh for torture at the hands of the CIA. Scientific reports showed last August that the Yemeni prisoner suffered all kinds of harassment in police custody.

The torture caused him a mental illness or defect that left him unable to understand the judicial process against him. He suffers, according to the various doctors and psychologists who treated him, post-traumatic stress with secondary psychotic characteristics, in addition to suffering from a delusional disorder.

Prosecutors sought to change the death penalty to life in prison, in one of the latest attempts to redress the situation. Thus, Washington is exposed by the subhuman treatment of the various prisoners under its command, as well as the US police excesses.

(Taken from Red Lines)