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Germany to release jailed friend of 9/11 hijackers

Mounir El Motassadeq, a Moroccan man convicted in August of membership in a terrorist organization and sentenced to seven years in prison, will be released, Hamburg’s Justice Ministry said on Tuesday. “I can confirm … that he will be released,” an official at the ministry told Reuters. Motassadeq, who was 31 years old at the time of his conviction, had been friends with three of the September 11, 2001 pilots when they lived in Hamburg. He was sentenced to jail after the second of two long trials. Full Story

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