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Spain deports Madrid train bombing convict to Morocco

Published on Mar 16, 2014 8:12 PM
 
Bodies of victims are evacuated after a following a terror bombing at the Atocha train station in Madrid on March 11, 2004. Spain on Sunday, March 16, 2014, deported a Moroccan man after he completed a 10-year jail sentence for obtaining the explosives used in the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, the government said. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Spain on Sunday deported a Moroccan man after he completed a 10-year jail sentence for obtaining the explosives used in the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, the government said.

Spain's National Court in 2007 sentenced Rafa Zouhier, 34, to 10 years behind bars for collaborating with the Islamist cell that carried out the country's deadliest terrorist attack.

The court found that Zouhier had acted as the intermediary between a former Spanish miner who supplied the explosives used in the bombings and the leader of the cell that carried out the attacks.

Although Zouhier, a former police informant, was not convicted and sentenced until 2007, he had been behind bars since March 19, 2004.

 
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