‘I felt nothing for them’: Canadian faces the men accused of killing his brother on 9/11

National Post | News

When Canadian Stephan Gerhardt walked into a Guantanamo Bay courtroom to face five men accused of killing his brother and thousands of others in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, he didn’t know if he would feel anger, hate or sadness.

Instead, “I felt nothing for them,” he said.

Mr. Gerhardt is the first Canadian to attend pretrial hearings at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base for five defendants in the Sept. 11 attacks. The co-accused prisoners, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind, face charges of terrorism and almost 3,000 counts of murder for their alleged roles in planning and aiding in the attacks.

“I wanted to see these people. I wanted to see the people that were responsible for taking Ralph from us,” said Mr. Gerhardt, who is now a business owner in Washington DC. “I looked at them and [thought] these are just criminals that are in court…

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