Evidence against only man jailed for terror attack ‘weak’. German prosecutors are preparing to drop all the most serious charges against the only man convicted for the 11 September attacks, because they fear that crucial American evidence was obtained by torturing detainees. The case is set to deepen further the rift between Germany and the United States, which accused the Germans of failing to act against terror when it first emerged three of the hijacking pilots had lived in Hamburg. ‘No doubt they will complain bitterly,’ a German anti-terrorist official said yesterday. ‘Let us say we have different views on how to handle this problem.’ Mounir Motassadeq, 29, an alleged member of al-Qaeda’s Hamburg cell based around hijack leader Mohamed Atta’s apartment, admitted going to a training camp in Afghanistan, signing Atta’s will and transferring thousands of dollars to accounts controlled by Ramzi Binalshibh, one of the plot’s main planners. Full Story
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