9/11 al-Qaeda suspect to be extradited to Spain

15th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

15 February 2006, LONDON — Britain’s appeal court has ruled that a man accused of being part of the Spanish cell which allegedly helped the 9/11 attackers should be extradited to Spain.

15 February 2006

LONDON — Britain’s appeal court has ruled that a man accused of being part of the Spanish cell which allegedly helped the 9/11 attackers should be extradited to Spain.

Tunisian-born Hedi Ben Youseff Boudhiba, 45, is said to have helped provide money and false documents for al-Qaeda.

Boudhiba is alleged to have travelled from Hamburg to Istanbul on in September 2001 with a man named Ahmed Taleb, a member of the Hamburg cell to which three of the 9/11 pilots, including plot leader Mohammed Atta, belonged.

Spain’s top terrorism investigator, Judge Baltasar Garzon, has also linked Boudhiba, known by the alias 'Fathi', to a network which plotted to use the deadly toxin ricin in London in January 2003.

Boudhiba was arrested in August 2004 as he attempted to board a flight to Barcelona from Liverpool.

In June last year, a judge at London’s Bow Street Magistrates Court ruled that he could be extradited to Spain, where he is wanted on terrorism charges.

But he challenged the extradition ruling on mental health grounds.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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