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T-shirt terrorist
A Moroccan who pub­licly manifested his sup­port for Osama Bin Laden in Telde on the day of the Madrid train bombings in March 2004 will not have to spend time in jail for his defence of terrorism.


T-shirt terrorist

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Telde - 24.11.2007 - 31-year-old Sidi Blaiha was expected to face at least a year in prison for caus­ing a breach of the peace in the town when he took to the streets wearing a Bin Laden T-shirt and shouted to passers-by that he “was glad Al-Qaeda had blown up the trains”, killing 194 people.  His trial in Madrid’s Criminal Court, which has sole jurisdiction over terror­ism offences, was halted immediately after the only person who had agreed to take the witness stand to confirm his behaviour failed to appear to give evi­dence.

Blaiha’s lawyer said after­wards that his client had been treated unfairly and the prosecution service knew there was no chance of a conviction. However, the acquittal has angered locals in Telde, who say that the Moroccan was treated too leniently and want him to be deported immediately.



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