Thursday, June 09, 2005

9/11 Suspect Aquitted by German Court

Germany's high court has confirmed the acquittal of Abdel-Ghani Mzoudi, 32, who had been accused of assisting the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Prosecutors had appealed against the February 2004 not-guilty verdict on the Moroccan student, who was a close friend of three of the suicide pilots while they were at university in the German port city of Hamburg.

But the chairman of the appeals bench, Klaus Tolksdorf, said the federal high court in Karlsruhe had not managed to be convinced by the prosecutor's arguments for a retrial. He said no legal errors were visible in the trial court's summary of the evidence.....


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