Alleged 9/11 Plotter — Cleared by Uncle Sam?

When a German appeals court last March overturned the only conviction against a suspected Sept. 11 conspirator, the court blamed the U.S. for failing to allow testimony from terrorists in its custody. Now Mounir el-Motassadeq — a Moroccan engineering student in Hamburg charged with being an accessory to murder in the 9/11 attacks and supporting a terrorist organization — is on trial again. And last week, the U.S. unexpectedly turned over intelligence reports based on questioning of two top al-Qaeda operatives. It was a victory for the Germans — except that the testimony seems to exonerate el-Motassadeq.


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