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Moussaoui Allowed to Question Detainees

Terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui may submit written questions to people held in U.S. custody as enemy combatants to bolster his argument that he wasn’t involved in the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.he panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld a lower court’s ruling that granted access without permitting face-to-face interviews, as Moussaoui had sought. In its ruling, heavily censored for national security, the appeals court noted that statements by some of the unidentified combatants could help Moussaoui’s defense. The appeals panel ordered lawyers for the government and Moussaoui to work with the trial judge to find a compromise so that he can have access to the witnesses.Full Story

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