June 1, 2006

CORRECTED: Spain acquits Sept 11 suspect of conspiracy charge

Please read in first paragraph ... Spain's Supreme Court
... instead of ... Spain's High Court

A corrected story follows:

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court acquitted on
Thursday a man accused of conspiring to help commit the
September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, court papers

Judicial sources said the man, known as Abu Dahdah, would
serve 12 years in jail for leading a terrorist group rather
than the full 27 years to which he had been sentenced.

Abu Dahdah, whose full name is Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas,
was accused of being an al Qaeda member.

"We must absolve, and we do absolve, Imad Eddin Barakat
Yarkas of the crime of conspiracy to commit terrorist murder
for which he was accused," the court document said.

It added that other convictions of Abu Dahdah still stood.