Uncertainty over US evidence for 9/11 trial

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8 December 2004, HAMBURG - Speaking a day after a report that "compelling" new evidence was being sent by the United States to the Hamburg 9/11 trial, a court prosecutor cautioned that it was still not certain whether the material would be made available. Prosecutor Walter Hemberger, who seeks to prove that Mounir al-Motassadeq helped the 9/11 suicide pilots, told the Hamburg re-trial: "We hope that further material is coming. We don't have concrete knowledge of it." His chief, German Prosecutor-General K

8 December 2004

HAMBURG - Speaking a day after a report that "compelling" new evidence was being sent by the United States to the Hamburg 9/11 trial, a court prosecutor cautioned that it was still not certain whether  the material would be made available.

Prosecutor Walter Hemberger, who seeks to prove that Mounir al-Motassadeq helped the 9/11 suicide pilots, told the Hamburg re-trial: "We hope that further material is coming. We don't have concrete knowledge of it."

His chief, German Prosecutor-General Kay Nehm, had told the media the previous day that the US State Department had agreed to hand over new evidence that could prompt the Hamburg State Superior court to hand down a conviction.

Nehm declined to outline the evidence, but called it "compelling".

Judges continued to hear evidence on Wednesday against Motassadeq, a Moroccan student who is accused of being a member of a terrorist cell and of assisting in more than 3,000 murders on 11 September 2001.

DPA

Subject: German news

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