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German court refuses to release September 11 plotter

A German court ruled that the only man convicted anywhere in the world over the September 11 attacks must remain in custody despite new evidence said to cast doubt on his involvement. Lawyers for Mounir El Motassadeq, sentenced to the maximum 15 years earlier this year on more than 3,000 counts of accessory to murder, had asked for his release after a fellow Moroccan was freed from custody last week. It followed evidence passed through Germany’s federal crime office quoting an informant saying that neither Motassadeq nor the other accused, Abdelghani Mzoudi, were part of the al-Qaeda cell involved in the 2001 attacks. Full Story

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