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Germany to Charge a Second 9/11 Suspect

A second suspected helper of the Germany-based Sept. 11 hijackers will soon be charged with supporting a terrorist organization, the country’s federal prosecutor said in remarks released Saturday. Abdelghani Mzoudi, a 29-year-old Moroccan, will be charged “in the coming weeks on suspicion of supporting the Hamburg cell” which included three of the pilots of the hijacked planes, Federal Prosecutor Kay Nehm said in a magazine interview. Nehm’s spokeswoman, Frauke Scheuten, said Mzoudi would be tried in the Hamburg state court where the first Sept. 11 suspect to face trial anywhere in the world was convicted Wednesday of belonging to a terrorist organization and 3,066 counts of accessory to murder. Mounir el Motassadeq, a 28-year-old Moroccan, was given the maximum 15 year jail sentence. His lawyers have appealed. Mzoudi was picked up in Hamburg in October on suspicion that he had supported the terrorists living in the northern port city, though Nehm indicated at the time that his office was trying to build an accessory to murder case. Scheuten declined to give further details of the investigation against Mzoudi, which she said was one of 10 against suspected supporters of the Hamburg plot centered on hijacker Mohamed Atta. Full Story

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