Date set for 9/11 conspirator's German appeal

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17 May 2006 , KARLSRUHE, Germany - Germany's High Court has set down for October 12 the hearing of an appeal by Mounir al-Motassadeq, one of only two people convicted of a role in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

17 May 2006

KARLSRUHE, Germany - Germany's High Court has set down for October 12 the hearing of an appeal by Mounir al-Motassadeq, one of only two people convicted of a role in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Motassadeq has been tried twice on terrorism charges. He was sentenced last August to seven years in jail for helping three suicide pilots killed in the attacks on New York and Washington.

The High Court in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe will hear appeals by both the prosecution and the defence against the Hamburg court's verdict.

Prosecutors are seeking a repeat of the 15-year term handed down at the original trial, before the Moroccan won an appeal.

Another man of Moroccan descent, Zacarias Moussaoui, received life imprisonment on May 4 from a US court for helping plot 9-11.

DPA

Subject: German News

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