Tears as bombing accused condemns attacks
27 February 2007, MADRID – One of the suspects accused of collaborating with the Madrid bombers broke down on Tuesday as he condemned the attacks.
27 February 2007
MADRID – One of the suspects accused of collaborating with the Madrid bombers broke down on Tuesday as he condemned the attacks.
Mhamoud Slimane Aoun said: "There are not sufficient words to condemn the attack.
"I have had much pain because this reminded me of the war in Libya in which my father and brother died as well as various nephews."
Slimane faces 13 years in jail if he is convicted of collaborating with a terrorist organisation and falsification of documents.
His dramatic testimony to his own lawyer came on the seventh day of the trial of 29 people accused of playing various roles in the train bombings, which killed 191 people and injured more than 1,800 in Madrid in March 2004.
They came after Rabei Osman, known as The Egyptian, claimed on Monday it was not his voice on telephone calls bugged by the Italian police.
In the calls Osman was allegedly heard to have boasted of his role in planning the attacks.
The trial continues.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news