Moroccan el Motassadeq talks to his translator Ouardi before his re-trial in Hamburg.
Moroccan Mounir el Motassadeq talks to his translator Boualem Ouardi (L) before his re-trial at the court in the northern German town of Hamburg August 10, 2004. Motassadeq, accused of helping to plot the September 11 attacks on the United States, was the first person convicted in connection with the 2001 attacks and was sentenced to 15 years jail in 2003 but was freed on appeal in March. His retrial on conspiracy and terrorism charges is already threatened by disagreements with the United States over evidence from a leading al Qaeda figure currently in American custody. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL JOH/FAB/ACM