Madrid bombing accused jailed for selling explosives

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31 January 2007, MADRID — The only Spaniard implicated in the Madrid train bombings was jailed on Wednesday for ten years for trafficking explosives.

31 January 2007

MADRID — The only Spaniard implicated in the Madrid train bombings was jailed on Wednesday for ten years for trafficking explosives.

Former miner José Emilio Suarez Trashorras was convicted for selling explosives.

His brother-in-law, Antonio Toro, was also jailed for 11 years and six months for the same offence.

The sentences delivered by a court in Asturias, where both men lived and worked, is not connected with the Madrid bombings case which gets underway in 15 days.

Trashorras and Toro were implicated in selling explosives by a police operation which ended in 2001.

But later, Trashorras was said to have sold explosives to Islamic extremists who used them to blow up  rush-hour trains in March 2004, killing 191 people and injuring 1,700.

Trashorras and Toro were also condemned to pay a fine of EUR 218,000 each.

Lawyer Gerardo Turiel, for Trashorras, and Teresa Suárez, for Toro, said they will appeal against the convictions.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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