The July 21 attack saw more than 100 people wearing white T-shirts wielding sticks and poles attack anti-China protesters and bystanders at a train station in Yuen Long district.
The vote to allow the execution of Wesley Purkey to go forward was 5-4 with the four liberal justices dissenting, as they had for the first case earlier this week, citing grave questions regarding the defendant's mental competency.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was accused of abducting his three-year-old son from his home in Atlanta last December. A manhunt resulted in the remains of a boy being found in the compound and now DNA confirms it is his son.
The US claims that force-feeding Guantanamo inmates is humane, but releasing the videos could endanger troops.
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