A good result in the German high court but…
Motassadeq Loses Appeal
After a legal marathon that lasted five years, Mounir el Motassadeq has lost his final appeal against his conviction for involvement in the Sept. 11 terror plot. Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has rejected his appeal, meaning he will now spend 15 years in jail.
Moroccan Mounir El Motassadeq, a friend of the Sept. 11 hijackers, has lost his final appeal against his 15 year sentence for being an accessory to mass murder.
The ruling that sealed Mounir el Motassadeq’s fate contained just a few lines. The five judges of the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe threw out the 33-year-old Moroccan’s appeal as “unfounded.” A re-examination of the judgement handed down in January 2007 had not revealed any “legal errors.” The ruling means that Motassadeq has now exhausted all the legal avenues open to him in Germany. In January the Federal Constitutional Court rejected a separate appeal against his 15-year sentence.(source)
..is 15 years really long enough?????