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Jailed Sept 11 Suspect Released Pending Retrial

The only man convicted over the September 11 attacks was released from custody in Germany on Wednesday, raising the prospect that he will be acquitted in a forthcoming retrial. The same court that sentenced Moroccan Mounir El Motassadeq, 30, to 15 years jail in 2003 for conspiring to murder around 3,000 people in the September 2001 plane attacks in the United States, ruled he should be freed. He emerged beaming from Hamburg’s main courthouse, but made no comment before four friends steered him into a waiting car. “What’s important is that he is free and can be with his family,” defense lawyer Josef Graessle-Muenscher said of his client, who is married with two children. “I think that we’re heading toward an acquittal or the abandonment of the trial.” Full Story

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