Moroccan convicted of helping 9/11 attackers being deported from Germany today
Moroccan man convicted of helping three of the Sept. 11, 2001, attackers as they plotted to strike New York and Washington was flown from a Hamburg jail on Monday to the town’s airport in preparation for his deportation to his residence nation.
Mounir el-Motassadeq, who was convicted in 2006 of membership in a terrorist group and accent to homicide for his half within the plot, was anticipated to be placed on a flight later within the day to Marrakesh, Morocco.
The 44-year-old was flown by helicopter to the airport, after which escorted from the helicopter by two closely armed law enforcement officials to a different ready helicopter. It took off shortly after, presumably to take el-Motassadeq to a bigger airport for the worldwide flight to Morocco.
El-Motassadeq, who denied realizing his pals had been getting ready the assaults on the U.S., was sentenced to the utmost 15 years, however obtained credit score for time served after his November 2001 arrest.
Earlier Monday, Hamburg Inside Ministry spokesperson Frank Reschreiter mentioned el-Motassadeq would “depart the nation quickly,” however would not specify precisely when he’d be returned to Morocco, saying authorities did not wish to jeopardize the process.
“All the required procedural steps for this have been ticked off in keeping with plan,” Reschreiter mentioned.
El-Motassadeq’s lawyer, Jan Jacob, refused to touch upon the case.
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