Al-Qaeda 'prime suspect' to stand trial in Italy

24th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2005, MILAN — Rabei Ousmane Sayed Ahmed, a prime suspect in the Madrid train bombings, is set to go on trial in October in Italy on international terrorism charges, a Milan court said. Also known as "Mohamed the Egyptian", Ahmed has been in prison near Milan since being handed back by Spain to the Italian authorities in April. Ahmed and an alleged accomplice, Yahya Mawad Mohamed Rajeh, also an Egyptian, are accused of being members of a group linked to the al-Qaeda network and of planning to commit

24 May 2005

MILAN — Rabei Ousmane Sayed Ahmed, a prime suspect in the Madrid train bombings, is set to go on trial in October in Italy on international terrorism charges, a Milan court said.
 
Also known as "Mohamed the Egyptian", Ahmed has been in prison near Milan since being handed back by Spain to the Italian authorities in April.
 
Ahmed and an alleged accomplice, Yahya Mawad Mohamed Rajeh, also an Egyptian, are accused of being members of a group linked to the al-Qaeda network and of planning to commit violent acts of terrorism in Europe and elsewhere, Milan prosecutors said.

Rajeh will also be tried in Milan, Judge Chiara Nobili ruled.

The two men were arrested in the north Italian city in June 2004.

Ahmed was extradited to Spain where he told a court that he knew some of the 25 suspects, most of them Moroccans, being held in connection with the train bombings that killed 191 people.

Ahmed is alleged to have spoken about organizing the attacks during telephone conversations with associates that were recorded by Italy's secret service.

He is believed to have been in Italy at the time of the Madrid attacks.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


 

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