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2006-05-23 16:26:48

By Inal Ersan DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden said Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a U.S. court for the September 11 attacks, had nothing to do with the operations, according to a Web site audiotape released on Tuesday. Bin Laden said he had personally assigned tasks to the 19 hijackers who staged the attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. which killed about 3,000 people. "The truth is that he has no connection whatsoever with the events of September 11. I...

2006-05-13 09:47:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Convicted September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui has been transferred to the maximum security prison in Colorado where he will begin serving his life sentence, U.S. officials said on Saturday. Moussaoui was removed from an Alexandria, Virginia, detention center on Friday night and flown to Florence, Colorado, accompanied by U.S. Marshals, the Justice Department said in a statement. Moussaoui, 37, was sentenced last week to life in prison for conspiracy in...

2006-05-12 17:41:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Convicted September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui on Friday appealed the life sentence he received earlier this month and a federal judge's denial of his request for a new trial. In a one-paragraph statement, Moussaoui's lawyers said he wanted the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the final judgment and sentence issued on May 4 and a court ruling denying his request to withdraw his guilty plea and set a new trial. Earlier this week, U.S. District...

2006-05-12 00:16:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zacarias Moussaoui was saved from a death sentence by a single juror who never explained his vote to other members of the jury that sent the September 11 conspirator to prison for life, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The foreman of the 12-person federal jury told the newspaper that the panel voted 11-1, 10-2 and 10-2 in favor of the death penalty on the three charges for which Moussaoui was eligible for execution. A unanimous vote on any one of the...

2006-05-12 00:13:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zacarias Moussaoui was saved from a death sentence by a single juror who never explained his vote to other members of the jury that sent the September 11 conspirator to prison for life, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The foreman of the 12-person federal jury told the newspaper that the panel voted 11-1, 10-2 and 10-2 in favor of the death penalty on the three charges for which Moussaoui was eligible for execution. A unanimous vote on any one of the...

2006-05-08 15:54:29

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zacarias Moussaoui, who was sentenced last week to life in prison, filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea on Monday and said he lied when he testified that he was meant to be part of the September 11 hijacking plot. Moussaoui, 37, said in the affidavit filed with the motion that he had pleaded guilty to conspiracy in connection with the attacks against the advice of his lawyers because his understanding of the U.S. legal system was...

2006-05-04 13:52:19

By Deborah Charles and James Vicini ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A defiant Zacarias Moussaoui shouted "God curse America" in the U.S. courtroom where he was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after family members of September 11 victims angrily confronted him. Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a U.S. court in relation to the hijackings, listened as three family members came forward, including one whose husband died in the plane that was crashed into the Pentagon....

2006-05-04 13:53:38

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zacarias Moussaoui, sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his part in the September 11 plot, will almost certainly live out his days in a soundproofed cell, seldom having direct contact with other human beings. Moussaoui was expected to be sent as early as Thursday to the super maximum security federal prison in Florence, Colorado known as the "Alcatraz of the Rockies." If so, he will spend 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, in a...

2006-05-04 10:26:10

PARIS (Reuters) - France may ask the United States to allow September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui to serve his life prison sentence in a French jail, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Moussaoui, a 37-year old French citizen of Moroccan origin, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of release, a day after a jury spared his life and rejected U.S. government arguments that he should be executed. France and the United States signed two agreements in...

2006-05-04 10:00:00

By Deborah Charles and James Vicini ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A defiant Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, one day after a jury spared his life and rejected U.S. government arguments that the September 11 conspirator should be executed. "God curse America," Moussaoui shouted right before U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema imposed the sentence. "God save Osama bin Laden. You'll never get him." Brinkema sentenced Moussaoui, 37, to life in prison with no...