Train bombing suspect to be extradited to Spain
4 May 2006, LONDON — A Syrian suspected of involvement in the Madrid train bombings is to be extradited to Spain from Britain.
4 May 2006
LONDON — A Syrian suspected of involvement in the Madrid train bombings is to be extradited to Spain from Britain.
Moutaz Almallah Dabas's challenge against extradition was rejected by two judges at London's High Court, the BBC reported.
Lawyers for Dabas, 40, who is also a Spanish citizen, argued he could be the victim of human rights violations if he was sent back.
Dabas was held in Slough, Berkshire, last year after an extradition warrant accused him of helping the bombers.
The bombings of rush-hour trains in Madrid in March 2004 left 191 dead and more than 1,700 injured.
Twenty-nine suspects have been accused of playing various roles in the massacre and are expected to stand trial next year.
Dozens of suspected Islamist extremists have been detained in Spain since.
A Moroccan cell with al-Qaeda links said it carried out the attacks and most arrests have been of Moroccans.
The arrest of Dabas, in March 2005, came a day after police in Spain had held his brother Mohannad, a Syrian.
The Spanish Interior Ministry accuses the pair of involvement in the running of a flat where extremists were recruited.
Investigators allege some of those behind the bombings were present at meetings.
Subject: Spanish news