Train bombings trial: 15 accused on hunger strike

16th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 May 2007, MADRID – Fifteen of the 29 people on trial for the Madrid train bombings which killed 191 have gone on hunger strike in protest at the proceedings, said court officials on Wednesday.

16 May 2007

MADRID – Fifteen of the 29 people on trial for the Madrid train bombings which killed 191 have gone on hunger strike in protest at the proceedings, said court officials on Wednesday.

The fifteen are those accused who are held in custody.

Three others, Spaniards Emilio Suarez Trashorras and Antonio Toro and the Moroccan Rafa Zouhier have not been involved in the hunger strike, nor have eleven others are not in custody.

The first four to go on hunger strike were four alleged ideologues of the massacre, Hassan el Haski, Rabei Osman el Sayed 'Mohamed el Egipcio' and  Youssef Belhadj,  and  Abdelmajid Bouchar.

The judge in charge of the case, Javier Gomez Bermudez, said two may have to be force-fed as the affects of not eating have been especially harsh in Sayed and Belhadhj.

The judge is to warn the first four hunger strikers about their conduct. He said they could be expelled from the court room for this ‘abuse of their rights’. The case has been delayed on account of the hunger strike.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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