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Moussaoui Case Said Not Just About 9/11

The government’s case against terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui is based on al-Qaida’s wide-ranging conspiracy to kill Americans, not solely on the Sept. 11 attacks, a prosecutor said in legal arguments released Thursday. Arguing against allowing Moussaoui to interview a senior al-Qaida prisoner, prosecutor Michael Chertoff contended that under the government’s broad indictment, the defendant would have little to gain from the captive should he be allowed to testify. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., released the edited transcript of a closed hearing June 3, which followed a public proceeding. The three-judge panel was hearing the government’s appeal of a trial judge’s order, allowing Moussaoui to question Sept. 11 organizer Ramzi Binalshibh through a remote video hookup. Full Story

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