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Sept. 11 German Trial Ending Amid Accused's Pleas

The world’s first trial of a suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks neared its close on Tuesday with the defendant complaining of unfair treatment as German judges rejected his pleas to hear more evidence. Presiding judge Albrecht Mentz dismissed a series of defense motions Tuesday morning and formally ended the evidence phase of the trial. Prosecutors will start presenting their closing arguments Wednesday morning. Judges have now heard the entire case against Mounir El Motassadeq, a 28-year-old Moroccan charged with being an accessory to 3,045 murders in New York and Washington and belonging to the Islamist cell in Hamburg accused of leading the attacks. Full Story

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