Spain charges 17 with attempting to blow up National Court

Following up on a story previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has charged 17 people for their roles in attempting to blow up the Spanish National Court in Madrid, a center of the country's investigations into Islamic terrorism. The group, comprised of Moroccans, Algerians, and one Spaniard, is believed to be part of a cell named the "Martyrs for Morocco," created by Mohamed Achraf, who had already made preparations to acquire the explosives. Eight of the suspects were arrested this past week, while 10 were already imprisoned for other offenses. The charges, filed late Saturday, are not considered a formal indictment and await further investigation. AP has more.

 

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