A Spanish judge has handed down a guilty sentence for Imad Yarkas, a co-conspirator in the planning and facilitation of the 9/11 attacks, according to FOX News: (thanks to BHall)
A suspected Al Qaeda cell leader was convicted Monday of conspiring to commit murder in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, concluding Europe’s biggest trial of alleged members of the terrorist group.
Imad Yarkas, one of 24 defendants on trial, was sentenced to 27 years in prison for conspiracy and of being a leader of a terrorist organization.
Yarkas had been charged with arranging a meeting in the Tarragona region of Spain in July 2001 at which key Sept. 11 plotters “” alleged suicide pilot Mohamed Atta and plot coordinator Ramzi Binsalshibh “” met to decide last-minute details, including the date of the massacre.
Spanish prosecutors, however, had pushed for a far heavier (and fully justified) sentence:
Prosecutors had accused Yarkas, a 42-year-old Spaniard of Syrian origin, of the more serious charge of being an accomplice to murder and requested a jail term of nearly 75,000 years “” 25 years for each of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the suicide airliner attacks in 2001.