Brains of Madrid bombings jailed for 10 years in Italy

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6 November 2006, MILAN — One of the alleged brains behind the Madrid bombings has been jailed for ten years in Italy for 'association with international terrorism'.

6 November 2006

MILAN — One of the alleged brains behind the Madrid bombings has been jailed for ten years in Italy for 'association with international terrorism'.

Rabei Osman El Sabed, 34, known in Spain as 'Mohammed The Egyptian', was arrested in Milan in 2004 after he was heard in taped conversations made by Italian police to say he was the ideologue and organiser of the train bombings.

He left Spain a few days before the massacre in March 2004 in which 191 people were killed.

In December 2004, he was temporarily extradited to Spain and returned to Italy to stand trial in April last year.

He was convicted by a jury after a trial in Milan.

In Madrid he had lived with other leading members of the Islamic terrorist group which carried out the attacks.

He had been a member of the Egyptian army and an explosives expert.

Osman El Sabed stands accused in Spain of being a member of an armed group and being involved in a terrorist conspiracy.  

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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