Court frees 'Spanish Taliban' from prison

24th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 July 2006, MADRID – The man known as the “Spanish taliban” has been freed from prison after a court overturned a verdict that he was guilty of belonging to Al Qaeda.

24 July 2006

MADRID – The man known as the “Spanish taliban” has been freed from prison after a court overturned a verdict that he was guilty of belonging to Al Qaeda.

Hamed Abderrahmán Ahmed was sentenced to six years’ prison by the National Court in Spain. He had been extradited to Spain from the USA on February 2004 after spending two-and-a-half years in the controversial prison camp Guantanamo in Cuba.

The Supreme Court ruled that there was “a total absence of proof” to show that the defendant was a member of Islamic terrorist group Al Qaeda. The court said the resident from Ceuta in the Spanish part of Morocco had had his right to the presumption of innocence breached.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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