A military judge has cancelled an upcoming pretrial hearing for September 11 suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, according to a Reuters report.
The judge cited lingering issues related to conflict of interest, according to a Defense Department spokesperson. The defense attorneys said they had been spied on by the FBI, an occurrence which created a conflict of interest between the lawyers and their clients.
The cancellation marks a setback for government officials who hope to prosecute remaining Guantanamo prisoners. The five defendants were captured more than a decade ago but have yet to face trial.
If convicted, they could be sentenced to death.