Spanish hold Van Gogh case suspect

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16 November 2004, AMSTERDAM — Spanish police have detained a Moroccan national on suspicion he is linked to the man accused of killing filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam.

16 November 2004

AMSTERDAM — Spanish police have detained a Moroccan national on suspicion he is linked to the man accused of killing filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam.

Akoudad had already been arrested in Spain in Barcelona in October on suspicion he was involved last year's Casablanca bombing.

Judicial sources in Spain confirmed on Tuesday Abdeladim Akoudad is being held in relation to the investigation into the Hofstadgroep.

Dutch investigators say Mohammed B., 26, who was arrested after a gunfight with police minutes after Van  Gogh's murder, was part of a group of radical Muslims who called themselves the Hofstadgroep.

Several suspected members of this group have been arrested in recent days on suspicion of planning terror attacks.

Judge Baltasar Garzon's move to detain Akoudad came days after Spain's interior ministry said two of the men arrested in the Netherlands had links with Akoudad.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news

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