Al-Qaeda suspect faces 62,500 years in jail

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15 February 2005, MADRID- Spain's public prosecutor has called for a total of 62,500 years in jail for each of three Spanish-based members of an Al-Qaeda cell suspected of involvement in the September 11 attacks in the United States.

15 February 2005

MADRID- Spain's public prosecutor has called for a total of 62,500 years in jail for each of three Spanish-based members of an Al-Qaeda cell suspected of involvement in the September 11 attacks in the United States.

Prosecutor Pedro Rubira is calling for a 25-year term per 11 September "terrorist killing," judicial sources said.

Spain is working on a total of 2,500 deaths, which would mean 62,500 years for each of the three suspects in question, Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas alias Abu Dahdah, Driss Chebli and Ghasub Al Abrash Ghalyun, considered "accomplices".

Top Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon last June completed a dossier on the Spanish-based cell of which Abu Dahdah, of Syrian origin, is considered the head.

He has been held on remand in Spain since 18 November, 2001.

According to Garzon, the Al-Qaeda cell was involved in preparations for the attacks as well as drawing up the final details and "the exact date."

In all, Garzon filed charges against 41 people, although most of them, including Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, remain at large.

Of those, 24 will face trial in Madrid, including Tayssir Alluni, a reporter with the Arab satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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