(Associated Press) The alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing threatened on Wednesday to boycott his trial over what he called mistreatment at his prison camp for ex-CIA captives.

“I do intend to attend all future sessions,” Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, 47, told the judge, Army Col. James Pohl. “But if the guards do not treat me better, I have the right not to come and let the world know that the judge sentenced me to death because I didn’t show up to court due to chains.”

Nashiri complained that his U.S. military guards gratuitously chain him up and transport him to court in a car that’s so uncomfortable he throws up en route.

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