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Spanish court jails freed al-Qaida suspects fearing flight risk before trial

[JURIST] Spanish court officials said Saturday that 10 al-Qaida suspects who were previously free on bail have been jailed under a detention order from Judge Baltasar Garzon (BBC profile here) who indicted them in September 2003 for their connection to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US. Garzon has indicted over forty suspects that he claimed used Spain to prepare for the 9/11 attacks; the ten had been freed so long as they remained in Spain. National Court prosecutor Pedro Rubira had pushed for the incarceration of the suspects, including Al-Jazeera reporter Tayssir Alouni who was rearrested Thursday, claiming that they are an extreme flight risk and are also in danger from attempts by Al-Qaida to keep them from testifying. Their trial is scheduled to begin in February, 2005. The Guardian has more.

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