A German federal appeals court has denied prosecutors a chance to retry a Moroccan man who was acquitted last year of complicity in the September 11 terror attacks on the United States.
The court ruled Thursday that the acquittal of Abdelghani Mzoudi was sound, turning down a prosecution appeal.
Testimony during his trial showed that Mr. Mzoudi was a friend of Mohamed Atta and other members of the Hamburg terror cell that led the September 11 attacks.
But Hamburg state court judges said prosecutors failed to prove that Mr. Mzoudi knew anything about the plot.
Despite Thursday's decision, Mr. Mzoudi still faces the prospect of being deported from Germany.
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