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Al-Jazeera man remanded in Spain

An al-Jazeera television journalist and eight others have been remanded in custody in Spain ahead of a trial on charges of having links with al-Qaeda. Tayseer Alouni, who holds dual Syrian and Spanish citizenship, was arrested on Thursday evening on his way home. Prosecutors urged that he and the other eight remain in custody until their February trial for fear they may flee. Lawyers for the nine criticised the order, saying they had abided by the conditions of bail set over a year ago. The nine are among more than 35 people – including Osama Bin Laden – indicted on charges of belonging to or collaborating with al-Qaeda by Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon. The Associated Press reports that 11 are already in jail, while 19 are still at large.Full Story

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