Security fears delay 'Al Qaeda fundraisers' trial

19th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

19 September 2005, MADRID — The trial of two men accused of raising funds for Al Qaeda's third in command Khalid Fheik Mahammed was delayed due security concerns from French police involved in the case..

19 September 2005

MADRID — The trial of two men accused of raising funds for Al Qaeda's third in command Khalid Fheik Mahammed was delayed due security concerns from French police involved in the case..

The Spaniard Enrique Cerda and Pakistani Ahmed Rukshar were due to go on trial accused of helping raise funds in connection with Fheik Mahammed, said to be Al Qaeda's 'No 3'.

Fheik Mahammed is implicated in the 9/11 attacks on the United States and a bomb attack on a synagogue in Tunis.

Spain's highest court, the Audiencia Nacional, postponed the trial until 2 November because two French police officers who detained the accused refused to attend court because they claimed there was a "lack of security".

Instead, the two officers will give evidence in France to the court.

The blast at the synagogue in Tunis in April 2002 killed 16 people, among them French and German tourists.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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