9/11 counsel testifies at German terror trial as defense calls for Bush

[JURIST] New York Deputy Attorney General Dietrich Snell, former senior counsel to the now-defunct 9/11 Commission, testified as anticipated [JURIST report] Tuesday before a German court retrying the case of Mounir el Motassadeq [BBC profile], a Moroccan accused of being an accomplice in the 9/11 attacks. Motassadeq was convicted in 2003 of being an accessory to more than 3000 murders, but a retrial was ordered [JURIST report] last year when an appeal court said he had been unfairly denied the benefits of testimony from al Qaeda suspects in custody in the United States. Snell was asked by the Hamburg trial court on Tuesday about summaries of American interrogations [JURIST report] of high-profile suspects Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh made available by the United States and whether he knew whether any evidence they had given had been obtained under toture; he said he didn't know. AP has more. Also Tuesday, defense counsel for Motassadeq called for US President Bush to be summoned as a witness to testify on American transfers of terror suspects to foreign countries for interrogation. Reuters has more.



 

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