Zacarias Moussaoui Case
11th Conspirator Withdraws Guilty Plea
July 25, 2002 -- Update: Alleged Sept. 11 conspirator
Zacarias Moussaoui declared his guilt in federal court, but then rescinded
his plea an hour later after an argument with U.S. District Judge Leonie
Moussaoui, the lone person indicted in connection with
the Sept. 11 attacks, attempted to plead guilty to all six charges a
week ago, but Judge Brinkema requested he take a week to consider his
July 25, 2002 -- Philip Shenon of The New York
Times and Mary Cheh, professor of constitutional law at George Washington
University Law School, discuss the complicated
day in the Alexandria, Virginia courtroom.
Attempts to Plead Guilty
July 18, 2002 -- Update:
Accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui attempted to plead guilty
to new federal charges that could bring him the death penalty. But in
a rare legal ruling from the bench, the judge refused to enter the plea
and told Moussaoui to take a week to think about it.
July 18, 2002 -- George
Washington University law professor Mary Cheh and New York Times
reporter Philip Shenon discuss the courtroom action.
Mother, Aicha el-Wafi, Maintains Her Son Is Innocent
June 21, 2002 -- The
mother of accused Sept. 11 coconspirator Zacarias
Moussaoui talks to Margaret Warner about her son's trial and his
current state of mind.
Sept. 11 Defendant to Defend Himself
June 13, 2002 -- Update:
A federal judge says Sept. 11 suspect Zacarias Moussaoui can defend
himself in future legal proceedings. Moussaoui, who could face the death
penalty if convicted of conspiracy in connection with the attacks, said
he felt his lawyers were working with the prosecution to ensure his
June 13, 2002 -- RealAudio:
New York Times reporter Philip Shenon, who was in the courtroom
today, discusses the hearing.
Denied Aviation Security Information
June 12, 2002 -- Update:
A federal judge has denied Zacarias Moussaoui, on trial for conspiring
to carry out the Sept. 11 attacks, access to any sensitive aviation
security information during his trial.
U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema agreed with prosecutors
that aviation security is similar to national security information and
should not be shown to Moussaoui, even though he is facing the death
22, 2002 -- New York
Times reporter Philip
Shenon discusses the developments in Moussaoui's pretrial hearing.
U.S. to Seek
Death Penalty Against Sept. 11 Conspiracy Suspect
28, 2002 -- Two
attorneys discuss the Justice Department's decision to seek the
death penalty in the case against Zacarias Moussaoui, charged with conspiracy
in the September 11 attacks.
March 28, 2002 --
Attorney General John Ashcroft announces the decision to seek the death
penalty against Zacarias Moussaoui.
Televise Moussaoui Trial Denied
Jan. 18, 2002 -- A federal judge denies
a request to televise the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only
person so far charged in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.
Jan. 9, 2002 -- Should TV networks be
allowed to broadcast the trial of alleged Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias
Plea Entered in Moussaoui Conspiracy Case
Jan. 2, 2002 -- Zacarias Moussaoui, the first person
directly indicted on federal charges in the Sept. 11 attacks, declared
no plea to charges he collaborated with the Sept. 11 attackers to kill
thousands of Americans.
David Johnston of The New York Times
recaps the Moussaoui case's legal developments.
Indicted in Sept. 11 Conspiracy
Dec. 11, 2001 -- Update:
A federal grand jury today indicted French Moroccan Zacarias Moussaoui
on six counts of conspiring with Osama bin Laden and the 19 hijackers
in the murder of thousands during the Sept. 11 attacks on Washington
and New York.
Dec. 11, 2001 -- New
reporter Philip Shenon discusses the indictment and where the case
Dec. 11, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Attorney General John Ashcroft announces the indictment.
Dec. 11, 2001 -- Text:
The full indictment (from the Department of Justice).