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Madrid Terror Suspect Appears at Trial

An alleged ringleader of the March 2004 Madrid bombings went on trial in a Milan court Tuesday on charges of international terrorism and plotting another attack in an undisclosed location. Handcuffed and dressed in white robes and a skullcap, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed was escorted by police into the courtroom and placed in a cage off to the side of the room. He listened to the proceedings through an interpreter. The start of the trial was thrown into some uncertainty because Ahmed’s lawyer didn’t show up in court. However, Judge Luigi Cerqua appointed another attorney to represent Ahmed and the hearing got under way two hours later with initial motions. Full Story

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