Madrid massacre suspect claims compensation
9 June 2006, MADRID — One the 29 people accused in connection with the Madrid bombings attempted to claim compensation for his step-daughter was among the 191 victims.
9 June 2006
MADRID — One the 29 people accused in connection with the Madrid bombings attempted to claim compensation for his step-daughter was among the 191 victims.
Morrocan Abdenneri Esabar, 41, was arrested last year and has been accused of trying to send recruits to Iraq to fight in the insurgency.
Authorities have discovered he has claimed compensation for his step-daughter who was one of 65 people who died at the Pozo de Tío Raimundo station.
In all, 191 people were killed on 11 March 2003, when ten bombs were set off on four commuter trains. More than 1,700 people were injured.
The Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported the judge in charge of the inquiry Juan del Olmo turned down the request.
Esabar is the father-in-law of Saane Ben Salah,13, whose name was on a list of victims drawn up by the Association of the Victims of 11 March.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject Spanish news