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Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Madrid bombers sentenced to 40,000 years
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From The Telegraph
A Spanish court has convicted three men of murder for their part in the Madrid train bombings.
Another accused ringleader and six others were acquitted in the culmination of a politically divisive trial over Europe's worst Islamic terror attack.
The men received symbolic sentences of more than 39,000 years each but under Spanish law they will only serve a maximum of 40 years in jail (w
hich still means that they will be old men when they come out).
Two Moroccan men Jamal Zougam, 33, and Othman Gnaoui, 32, were both found guilty of planning and carrying out the attacks on four commuter trains on March 11, 2004 which killed 191 people and injured more than 1,800.
A former Spanish miner, Jose Emilio Suarez Trashorras, 30, was found guilty of supplying the explosives used in the blasts and was also sentenced to almost 40,000 years.
A total of 18 other people were found guilty of involvement in the bombings and given lesser sentences.

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Posted on 10/31/2007 12:49 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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31 Oct 2007
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Well, ok. On ice for a while. But whatever happened to hanging, drawing, and quartering? Medieval barbaric torment for medieval barbarians? And as public spectacle, too? To gratify the just course of just revenge of their victims--near and far, direct and indirect. How's that. Sweets to the sweet?