Nine Islamic terror suspects end hunger strike

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11 September 2007, MADRID -(EFE).- Nine of the 12 Muslim terror defendants who on Sept. 1 began a hunger strike to proclaim their innocence have abandoned the protest, officials with the Spanish prisons service told Efe.

11 September 2007

MADRID -(EFE).- Nine of the 12 Muslim terror defendants who on Sept. 1 began a hunger strike to proclaim their innocence have abandoned the protest, officials with the Spanish prisons service told Efe.

Among the prisoners who decided to start eating again is Moroccan Youssef Belhadj, one of 29 defendants awaiting a verdict after the months-long trial for the Madrid train-bombings of March 11, 2004, which left nearly 200 dead and around 2,000 injured.

The 12 prisoners who began the hunger strike told prison authorities they were protesting what they considered false accusations of terrorism.

The trial for the March 11 train-bombings concluded July 2 after four months and 17 days. Spain's National Court is expected to hand down verdicts next month. EFE

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Subject: Spanish news

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