Germany rejects 9/11 appeal

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15 September 2004 , HAMBURG - German authorities rejected Wednesday an appeal by Mounir al-Motassadeq against his ultimate deportation, saying Germany was determined to rid itself of supporters of international terrorism. Motassadeq, the only person ever convicted of a role in the 11 September 2001 suicide attacks, is currently facing a re-trial in Hamburg after Germany's high court found fault with the first verdict. Officials in Hamburg are preparing to deport him to his native Morocco immediately if he

15 September 2004

HAMBURG - German authorities rejected Wednesday an appeal by Mounir al-Motassadeq against his ultimate deportation, saying Germany was determined to rid itself of supporters of international terrorism.

Motassadeq, the only person ever convicted of a role in the 11 September 2001 suicide attacks, is currently facing a re-trial in Hamburg after Germany's high court found fault with the first verdict.

Officials in Hamburg are preparing to deport him to his native Morocco immediately if he is acquitted, or after his prison term if he is convicted. They are also seeking to expel Abdel-Ghani Mzoudi, another Moroccan, who has been acquitted of similar terror charges.

Formerly an engineering student at a Hamburg university, Motassadeq is currently free on bail but his movements are monitored.

He sought an internal review of the deportation order.

"We've not changed our view in the cases of M. and M.," responded the city-state's interior minister, Udo Nagel.

Analysts said Motassadeq might still appeal to an administrative tribunal. Interior officials said Mzoudi's lawyer had yet to decide whether to file for the internal review. Prosecutors are also still considering whether to appeal against Mzoudi's acquittal.

At his first trial, Motassadeq was sent to jail for 15 years for assisting in 3,000 murders and being a member of the Hamburg terrorist cell that provided three of the four suicide pilots.

DPA

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