Suspects Involved in Spain Jihadist Attacks Face Trial

The suspects involved in the 2017 jihadist attacks in Spain, are now facing trial.

The suspects involved in the 2017 jihadist attacks in Spain, are now facing trial.

The defendants are Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 23, Driss Oukabir, 31, and  Said Ben Iazza, 27. 

The Islamic State claimed the attacks in Barcelona and coastal town Cambrils, which killed 16 people and wounded another 140.

 The prosecutors however, have not charged the suspects for being primarily responsible for the attacks. 

Chemlal and Oukabir face charges for being alleged members of the terrorist group, manufacturing and possessing explosives, as well as attempting destruction. Iazza faces charges for aiding the group. 

The prosecution has requested a 41-year prison sentence for Chemlal, 36 years for Oukabir and 8 years for Iazza. 

In 2017, the police shot all five suspects dead following the second attack in Cambrils, while the van driver, Younes Abouyaaqoub, who rammed pedestrians in Barcelona, was shot dead on August 21.

 


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