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Defendant stays silent as Madrid bomb trial opens

By Sayovi     Feb 15, 2007 in Crime
Latest news from Madrid in charge of Incident on March 11,2004.
Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, who is accused of inciting people to carry out the bombings, was first to be led to the stand and initially refused to give any evidence regarding the attacks on March 11,2004 where in 191 people were killed.
Ahmed, known as "Mohamed the Egyptian", faces charges that carry sentences of more than 38,000 years. The maximum anybody can serve in Spain is 40 years.
29 people were charged with this incident and Bereaved families came face to face with all of them with involvement in the deadliest al Qaeda-related attack in Europe when the Madrid train bombings trial opened on Thursday.
The accused was in custody awaiting for trial sat and the other 11 sat in open court where all of them pleaded not guilty.
Mr Ahmed confirmed that he know's nothing about the accusations and with all respect he was not even ready to answer any questions either to his lawyer.But later he changed his mind and is going to answer few questions after lunch break...I feel he might need some time to think what to answer..
The court hearings are expected to last until July when the three-judge panel will retire to consider the evidence. They are not expected to come out with their verdicts and sentences until October at the earliest.
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