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Spain court convicts 5 for aiding Madrid train bombing suspects
January 14, 2010
Spain's National Court on Wednesday convicted five people for their involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings on charges of supporting terrorist groups that planned attacks. The men were indicted in November, along with two other suspects, and were accused of providing money, housing, food....... [more]

Spain judge indicts 7 for aiding and abetting Madrid train bombing suspects
November 3, 2009
Judge Eloy Velasco of the Spanish National Court on Monday indicted seven people for their alleged involvement in helping the suspected perpetrators of the 2004 Madrid train bombings flee Spain after the attacks. Six of the seven have been charged with belonging to a terrorist organization and the s....... [more]

Italy court affirms terror conviction of suspect also charged in 2004 Madrid bombings
October 29, 2007
An Italian appeals court on Monday affirmed the conviction of Egyptian Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed for belonging to an international terrorist network, but reduced his sentence from ten years to eight. Ahmed was convicted on charges separate from those brought against him for his role in the 2004 Madrid....... [more]

Spain court to sentence 2004 Madrid train bombing defendants Oct. 31
October 11, 2007
Spain's National Court will announce verdicts and sentences for the 28 defendants in the 2004 Madrid train bombing case on October 31, a court spokesperson said Wednesday. The 28 defendants, mostly of Moroccan descent, were charged with 192 counts of murder and upwards of 1,800 counts of attemp....... [more]

UK court allows Madrid train bombings suspect to be extradited to Spain
February 28, 2007
The Law Lords, the judicial panel of the UK House of Lords which is Britain's highest court, Wednesday dismissed an appeal by a suspect in the 2004 Madrid bombings contesting his extradition to Spain. Moutaz Almallah Dabas, a Syrian-born Spanish citizen, was arrested in London in March 2005 for....... [more]

Italy court convicts suspect in 2004 Madrid bombings
November 6, 2006
An Italian court on Monday convicted Egyptian Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed for his role in the 2004 Madrid train bombings, sentencing him to ten years in prison. Ahmed's trial began earlier this year and marks the first conviction for any suspects in the bombings, which killed 191 people and injure....... [more]

Disciplinary panel to investigate Spain judge in release of Madrid bombing suspect
June 7, 2006
The disciplinary committee of Spain's General Judicial Council said Wednesday that it will investigate why Spanish judge Juan Del Olmo failed to apply for an extension of the detainment of a suspect in the March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings. As a result of Del Olmo's failure to ask for t....... [more]

Madrid bombing suspect released after procedural mixup
May 11, 2006
A Spanish High Court judge was forced to order the release of Moroccan citizen Saed El Harrak, a suspect alleged to be involved in the March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings, due to the government's failure to apply for the necessary extension for further detainment. Harrak was arrested in conne....... [more]

Accused 2004 Madrid bombings mastermind alleges abuse in custody
April 8, 2006
Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, alleged to have masterminded the 2004 Madrid train bombings, claimed Friday in papers filed with the Italian court hearing his criminal case that he had been mistreated by Spanish and Italian law enforcement since his 2004 arrest in Milan. In a handwritten pleading, Ahmed....... [more]

Trial opens for Madrid bombing suspect
January 31, 2006
A suspected mastermind of the 2004 Madrid bombings appeared in an Italian court Tuesday for an initial hearing as his trial on terror charges begins. Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, along with an alleged accomplice, faces charges of subversive association aimed at international terrorism, a new charge int....... [more]

Trial of Moroccans charged in Madrid bombings conspiracy to start in Belgium
November 2, 2005
The trial of 13 alleged members of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group charged with conspiracy in the 2004 Madrid train bombings is set to begin Thursday in Brussels. The suspects, most of whom were arrested last year in Belgium, are accused of providing financial and other support to the Madrid bo....... [more]


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