(Miami Herald) The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, used improvised prison camp products – berries and breakfast juice, not store-bought henna – to dye his white beard red for this year’s war court appearances, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

How the self-described former chief of al Qaida operations reddened his beard for his May arraignment and again at last week’s hearing had been a five-month mystery.

His lawyers are under a prison camp gag order and the detention center is especially secretive about what goes on in Camp 7, Guantánamo’s clandestine prison for former CIA captives.

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