Launching a media blitz to proclaim her son's innocence she told French radio earlier today she would fight to bring him back to his native France. Aicha El Wafi said the conviction was "the worst thing that could happen to a mother".
Asked how she felt after hearing of the conviction, she said: "I feel nothing. I am dead because my son was wrongly convicted."
Her lawyer welcomed the decision not to impose the death penalty, saying that would have "added barbarity upon barbarity". He said that if the trial had taken place in France, Moussaoui would not have received more than ten years in prison.
May 4, 2006
Moussaoui's mommy wants him back in France
He's innocent, she says.