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Germany Presses U.S. on 9/11 Case as Time Runs Out

Germany said on Friday it was urgently pressing the United States to release evidence that could help convict a Moroccan accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. targets. A Justice Ministry spokeswoman said Berlin was in “very intensive contacts” with Washington over the case of Mounir El Motassadeq, who faces a retrial next Tuesday on conspiracy and terrorism charges. “I can only say that we’re in talks with the Americans and it appears there is a willingness to cooperate, but I’m not in a position to say how it will turn out,” the spokeswoman said. Motassadeq, 30, was part of a circle of Arab students in Hamburg which included three of the Sept. 11 hijackers and Ramzi bin al-Shaibah, a leading al Qaeda figure who has boasted of masterminding the attacks. Full Story

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