20 years for involvement in the murders of 191 people? Could it be because Islamic law values the life of an infidel less than that of a Muslim?
A Moroccan man has been jailed for 20 years for links to the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people.
Abdelilah Hriz, 29, was found guilty of forming a criminal gang and a series a terrorism-related offences including helping to destroy public property using explosives, the state news agency MAP said, citing the judgement of the Sale criminal appeal court, near Rabat.
Prosecutors had requested life imprisonment based on the charges, which also included collecting funds for terrorism. Hriz denied any involvement in the attacks.
Hriz, from the northern Moroccan city of Kenitra, was arrested in Syria and transferred to Morocco where a court sentenced him to three years in prison. But he was acquitted in May 2007 for lack of evidence.
In February, Hriz was detained again after Spanish investigators produced new evidence which they said linked him to the attacks.
A Spanish judge travelled to Morocco and took DNA samples from Hriz that matched samples picked up in two places linked to the attacks, MAP said, quoting Spanish police laboratory tests….