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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 19, 2003
Question Taken at February 19, 2002 Daily Press Briefing

Germany: Sentencing of Motassadeq (Taken Questions)

Question: Any comment on the jail sentence given by the German court to Mounir el Montassadeq for being accessory to the murder of more than 3000 people who were killed in the 9/11 attacks?

Answer: The United States believes terrorists should be brought to justice for their crimes, particularly crimes as heinous as the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and rural Pennsylvania. This was an important trial, the first in connection with those attacks, and we are pleased that the defendant received the maximum sentence possible.

 

Released on February 19, 2003

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