Sept 11: U.S. Taliban pose legal conundrum

(Part of UPI's Special Package on Sept. 11) There is not a lot of common law or precedent for dealing with someone caught fighting the United States in an undeclared war for an enemy without a country of its own. But if that person is a U.S. citizen, the

Sept 11: The case against Moussaoui

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Sept. 11) The U.S. government says that French citizen Zacarias Moussaoui, 33, was the "20th hijacker." But so far it has presented no evidence of any direct link between him and the 19 men who carried out the attacks in N

Sept. 11: 'Sleepers' said to target US

One year after the most deadly terrorist attacks in American history, with most of the nation seemingly awash in complacency, investigators and top government officials alike believe al Qaida "sleeper" cells are hiding in the United States, waiting for or
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Judge: FBI to help Moussaoui search e-mail

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The judge in the trial of the so-called 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui, Wednesday demanded that the FBI explain how it failed to notice an e-mail account used by the defendant. Judge Leonie Brinkema told the FBI to supply the information in an affidavi

Moussaoui denied access to classified docs

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge, citing security concerns, Friday denied accused Sept. 11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui access to classified documents in his federal case.

Trillion-dollar lawsuit may reveal more

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The trillion-dollar lawsuit filed last week against alleged backers in Saudi Arabia and the Sudan of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may give Americans the fulle
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Moussaoui trial start delayed until Jan.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge Friday granted a request by Zacarias Moussaoui -- the only person charged in the Sept. 11 terror attacks -- to postpone the start of his trial f

Moussaoui trial delayed until Jan. 6

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16 (UPI) --

Judge blocks detainee ID order

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge Thursday temporarily blocked her own order forcing the Justice Department to release the names of those detained in the wake of the Sept. 11 ter
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Urban League chief: Ashcroft record mixed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Hugh Price, president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, vehemently opposed John Ashcroft's confirmation as attorney general.
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UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 5, 2002

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Report:Denver man to testify in Qaida case

SEATTLE, July 31 (UPI) -- A former Seattle community activist was transferred to Virginia to testify before a federal grand jury investigating al Qaida's alleged terrorist activities in the United States, it was reported Wednesday.

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Moussaoui changes mind -- no guilty plea

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 (UPI) -- After an initial attempt to plead guilty to four of the six charges against him, Zacarias Moussaoui reversed course Thursday and denied he participated in plann

Moussaoui pleads not guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25 (UPI) --
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Zacarias Moussaoui
WAP2002092405- WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, (UPI) - Members of the Joint Senate House Select Intelligence Committee, listen on Capitol Hill on Sept. 24 2002, as unidentified FBI agents testify behind a screen, on the Phoenix memo and the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI

Zacarias Moussaoui (Arabic: زكريا موسوي Zakariyyā Mūsawiy; sometimes Habib Zacarias Moussaoui; born May 30, 1968) is a French citizen who was convicted of conspiring to kill citizens of the US as part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As a result of his conviction, he is serving a life sentence without parole at the Federal ADX Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Moussaoui was alleged to have been a replacement for the "first" 20th hijacker, possibly Ramzi bin al-Shibh. Bin al-Shibh and Zakariyah Essabar were denied visas. However, prosecutors in Moussaoui's drawn-out trial in the US had difficulty directly connecting him to the 19 participants.

Moussaoui's trial was seen in some circles as a barometer of the ability and willingness of the United States to give a fair hearing to terrorism suspects. Others objected to the degree to which the court and especially Judge Leonie Brinkema tolerated the bizarre and threatening courtroom behavior of Moussaoui. Moussaoui expressed contempt for the trial and court by introducing legal motions deriding Judge Brinkema, surprised onlookers by electing to represent himself in court, and rankled federal prosecutors by requesting the presence of captured al-Qaeda members as witnesses in his case. During the course of the proceedings, Moussaoui admitted his guilt in various degrees, and to being a member of al-Qaeda.

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