The Justice Department announced yesterday that it would seek the death penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui, the French citizen accused of being the 20th hijacker in the September 11 attacks. The trial will be held in Virginia this September.
The French justice minister responded by saying that France would refuse to provide evidence to support the charges against Moussaoui that carried the death penalty.
The 33-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan descent, who converted to Islam while living in London, was in jail on immigration charges at the time of the attacks. He is the only person so far to stand trial for the attacks.
We have just gained an exclusive interview with the mother of Zacarias Moussaoui, the 20th accused hijacker.
- Aicha Elouassi, mother of Zacarias Moussaoui, the French citizen accused of being the 20th hijacker in the September 11 attacks.
- Sputnik Kilabmi, reporter for Free Speech Radio News.