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British court exonerates man held after 9/11

A British appeals court said Thursday that a man the American authorities had suspected of training some of the pilots involved in the 2001 terrorist attacks and held for nearly five months had been “completely exonerated” and could seek compensation from the British government for wrongful arrest and detention. The court criticized the United States for raising trivial charges to hold the man beyond the legal seven days, but was far harsher in its criticism of the British prosecution in the case, which it said had abused the judicial process in opposing bail for the suspect, had attempted to circumvent English law and had relied on “unsubstantiated assertions.” Full Story

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