On appeal. “Spain’s Top Court Acquits 14 Of Islamist Terrorism,” from AFP, October 7 (thanks to Twostellas):
MADRID (AFP)–Spain’s Supreme Court Tuesday acquitted on appeal 14 of the 20 men who were sentenced jail in February for belonging to an Islamic terrorist group suspected of planning to blow up a courthouse.
The National Audience, Spain’s top antiterrorism court, had sentenced the 14 to prison terms from seven to 11 years for membership in an al-Qaida-inspired cell.
The Supreme Court also reduced the sentence of another man from nine to two years. It acquitted him of belonging to a terrorist cell but upheld a conviction for document forgery.
The court confirmed all the convictions against five others, including Abderrahman Tahiri, also known as Mohammed Achraf, who was found to have tried to obtain explosives to blow up a court with a massive truck bomb….
Prosecutors charged the men during their trial with planning an attack either on the National Audience, the Supreme Court, a Madrid metro station or the headquarters of Spain’s opposition Popular Party.