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NOT PROVEN: Alleged terrorist Mzoudi beamed after the court set him free

One Europe; many definitions of justice. In Hamburg last week, Judge Klaus Rühle announced that his five-man court was freeing alleged Sept. 11 accomplice Abdelghani Mzoudi "not because the court is convinced of [his] innocence, but only because the evidence was not enough for a conviction." Mzoudi, a 31-year-old Moroccan who witnesses said had trained at al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan, didn't deny having extensive ties with the hijackers who lived in Hamburg. He made financial transactions for one and arranged housing for others. The government believed he knew about the attacks in advance and charged him with complicity in more than...

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