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USA: Fear of unfair trials / Death penalty, Zacarias Moussaoui and others

, Index number: AMR 51/175/2001

On 22 November it was reported that some US government officials had recommended that Zacarias Moussaoui be tried before a special military commission. Moussaoui, a French national of Moroccan origin, was arrested in Minneapolis on 17 August and has been held since without charge as a "material witness" in the investigations into the 11 September attacks on New York and Washington.

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