Spanish prosecutor insists on primacy of "rule of law" at end of 9/11 trial

[JURIST] A Spanish prosecutor Monday called for legal rather than military means of fighting the war on terror during closing arguments in the trial of three men suspected [JURIST report] of aiding the 9/11 attacks. Apparently referring to US strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq, he said "We don't need wars. We don't need detention camps, but rather this kind of trial that strengthens the rule of law" and called for "exemplary sentences" against the accused - jail terms in excess of 74,000 years [JURIST report] for Imad Yarkas [JURIST report], Driss Chebli, and Ghasoub al Abrash Ghalyoun, on charges that they helped prepare and plan the attacks. Chebli is also charged in connection with the Madrid train bombings [JURIST report]. AP has more.

 

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