Spanish trial for 9/11 suspects wraps up

[JURIST] The trial of 24 people accused by Spanish authorities of aiding the 9/11 attack on the United States concluded Tuesday after 10 weeks of testimony and evidence. The defendants include Immad Yarkas [JURIST report], the alleged head of an al-Qaeda cell in Spain. Prosecutors are seeking [JURIST report] over 74,000 years in prison [JURIST report] for the top defendants. Yarkas called the charges against him "an invention" [AP report]. A verdict is expected in mid-September. BBC News has more.

 

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