Madrid massacre suspect granted bail

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16 February 2005, MADRID- A Spanish investigating magistrate judge has released an Algerian national suspected of links with train bombings in Madrid last March that claimed 191 lives on EUR 6,000 bail.

16 February 2005

MADRID- A Spanish investigating magistrate judge has released an Algerian national suspected of links with train bombings in Madrid last March that claimed 191 lives on EUR 6,000 bail.

Nasreddine Bousbaa was arrested last 2 July on suspicion of collaboration with an Islamic terrorist group and falsification of documents used by some of the bombers who perpetrated Spain's worst ever terrorist attack.

Despite his release, Bousbaa remains under suspicion of playing a role in the massacre in coordinated attacks on four commuter trains last 11 March.

Investigators believe he received phone calls from some of the bombers and during questioning he has reportedly been unable to explain why he was in contact with some of his fellow suspects.

Following his provisional release, 21 suspects remain in detention, most of them Moroccans.

Under Spanish law, they are liable to be charged only at the end of the ongoing investigation.

Another suspect is held in Morocco and one more in Belgium.

A Spanish teenager was handed six years in youth detention in November after he pleaded guilty to handling explosives used in the attack.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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