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U.S. Fights Bid by Moussaoui to Meet Suspects

Zacarias Moussaoui, considered a “late insertion” into the Sept. 11 plot, should be barred from meeting with other terrorism suspects before his trial because it would severely jeopardize ongoing intelligence-gathering operations, according to government documents released Wednesday. The documents, filed secretly last month with the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and partially disclosed Wednesday, also show that the government is worried that having other alleged terrorists testify in Moussaoui’s defense would make a mockery of the court system and allow Al Qaeda operatives to send coded messages to one another around the globe. “The nation is currently engaged in an armed conflict with an enemy force that has already killed more than 3,000,” prosecutors told the court. “The interest at stake in this case involves paramount concerns of protecting national security by preserving the government’s ability to gather intelligence vital to saving American lives and winning an ongoing war.” Full Story

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