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Spain clears American of terror finance suspicion

Spain clears American of terror finance suspicion

A Spanish judge has cleared a U.S. citizen of Algerian origin of suspicion he financed al-Qaida's North African affiliate.
Investigating Magistrate Santiago Pedraz cited a lack of evidence against Mohamed Omar Dehbi, who used to live in Texas but now resides near Barcelona. Dehbi was arrested then released in September 2010, but Pedraz took away the suspect's passport and kept the probe open.
The judge finally cleared Dehbi in an order dated March 8 and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
Dehbi had been arrested after police alleged he financed al-Qaida by sending money to an associate in Algeria who is wanted in Spain on terror-related charges.
Dehbi could not immediately be reached for comment.


Updated : 2021-03-05 15:57 GMT+08:00