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German court in September 11 case wants to hear CIA director: report

The German court retrying a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the September 11 2001 bombings wants the director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to testify, a German magazine reports. A court in Hamburg in northern Germany is due to rehear in August the case of Mounir El Motassadeq who was sentenced there in February 2003 to 15 years in prison on charges of being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,000 people and of membership of a terrorist organization. He was the only person to have been convicted in connection with the attacks in New York and Washington. The same court that convicted him ruled last month that there was no longer “urgent suspicion” against him on the charge of being an accessory to murder, leading it to approve his release in a closed-doors hearing. Full Story

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