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2006-06-01 09:07:09

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 said. 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,...

2006-06-01 09:16:25

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday acquitted the only person convicted of involvement in the September 11 attacks in a trial last year of suspected Al Qaeda members. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, known as Abu Dahdah, had been convicted of conspiracy to commit terrorist murder and sentenced to 27 years in jail. He will, however, continue to serve a 12 year sentence for leading a terrorist group. Yarkas, accused of being an al Qaeda leader in Spain, was among 24 people...

2006-05-26 04:28:07

LONDON (Reuters) - A Moroccan accused by Spain of terrorist offences linked to the September 11 attacks on the United States lost an appeal against extradition from Britain on Friday. Farid Hilali, suspected by Spain of having links to a Syrian-born al Qaeda cell leader, had put forward seven arguments against his extradition but High Court judge Thomas Scott Baker dismissed them all. "None of the reasons put forward, either individually or collectively, amounts to a good reason why...

2006-02-16 17:15:49

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's public prosecutor urged a court on Thursday to overturn an alleged al Qaeda leader's conviction for conspiring with the September 11 plotters, calling the evidence weak and unconvincing. If the Supreme Court agrees with the prosecutor, it would mean that a high-profile trial of 24 alleged al Qaeda members in Spain last year had failed to convict anyone in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. cities. Three of the 24 defendants were accused...

2005-11-03 14:05:52

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda militant has been killed and another captured during a shoot-out with Pakistani security men in the southwestern city of Quetta, a government minister said on Thursday. Al Jazeera television said it had received a statement that two people had been arrested, identifying one as Mustafa Setmariam, a Syrian with a $5 million U.S reward on his head. But Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said authorities were still trying to...

2005-09-26 09:45:36

By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court jailed an al Qaeda leader for 27 years on Monday, finding he conspired with the September 11 plotters but clearing him and two others of killing 2,973 people in the attacks on New York and Washington. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, Driss Chebli and Ghasoub al Abrash Ghalyoun could have faced jail sentences of more than 74,000 years each if convicted of helping plan the September 11 attacks. But in a setback for prosecutors and...

2005-09-26 08:08:19

By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court sentenced the alleged leader of al Qaeda in Spain to 27 years in prison on Monday, finding he conspired with the September 11 plotters but cleared him of murder in connection with the attacks. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas was among 24 people accused of al Qaeda membership in Europe's biggest trial of suspected Islamist militants. Three defendants were also accused of a role in the September 11, 2001, attacks on U.S. cities....

2005-09-26 08:55:19

By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court jailed an al Qaeda leader for 27 years on Monday, finding he conspired with the September 11 plotters but clearing him and two others of killing 2,973 people in the attacks on New York and Washington. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, Driss Chebli and Ghasoub al Abrash Ghalyoun could have faced jail sentences of more than 74,000 years each if convicted of helping plan the September 11 attacks. But in a setback for prosecutors and...

2005-09-26 07:41:55

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court sentenced the alleged leader of al Qaeda in Spain to 27 years in prison on Monday, finding he conspired with the September 11 plotters but cleared him of murder in connection with the attacks. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas was among 24 people accused of al Qaeda membership in Europe's biggest trial of suspected Islamist militants. Three of the defendants were also accused of a role in the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities.

2005-09-25 17:51:50

By Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court is to deliver its verdict on Monday on whether three alleged al Qaeda members helped plan the September 11, 2001 hijack attacks on U.S. cities. A conviction would be the first in Europe in connection with the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, Driss Chebli and Ghasoub al Abrash Ghalyoun could each be handed jail terms of more than 74,000 years if convicted of 2,973 murders over the 2001...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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