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Roommate in German Terror Case Testifies

The roommate of a Moroccan accused of supporting the Hamburg-based Sept. 11 hijackers told a German court Friday that videos calling for holy war seized from their apartment belonged to him. Abderrazek Labied, 40, testified that his roommate Abdelghani Mzoudi, had never seen the videos or heard the audio cassettes, described by a judge as containing “aggressive religious speeches” urging jihad, or holy war. Labied added that their VCR had been broken for some time and although he continued to buy the tapes, he couldn’t watch them. “They just lay there getting dusty,” Labied said. Mzoudi, 30, was arrested in October 2002 and charged with accessory to murder and membership in a terror organization for providing logistical support to the Hamburg al-Qaida cell, which included suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. He faces 15 years in prison if convicted. Full Story

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