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Ex-CIA chief won`t testify in Motassadeq retrial: DPA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, Aug 11, IRNA -- Former CIA chief George Tenet will not testify
in the retrial of Mounir al-Motassadeq who is accused of aiding the 
September 11 terror hijackers, DPA quoted Wednesday an American 
Justice Department letter as saying. 
Neither Tenet nor any other CIA officials are allowed to testify 
in the Hamburg courtroom. 
The ex-CIA head was reportedly on the witness list of the Hamburg 
court. 
Motassadeq`s conviction was surprisingly thrown out in March by a 
German appeals court which argued that critical evidence had been 
withheld by American officials. 
After having been sentenced to 15 years in jail, Motassedeq was 
freed in April. 
Legal observers also expect Motassadeq to be acquitted in his 
retrial, citing lack of evidence. 
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