Algunos problemas jurídicos relativos al caso de los atentados del 11 de marzo de 2004 en Madrid
This article intends to analyse some of the legal problems that led to the acquittal of Rabei Osman El Sayed Ahmed, alias Mohamed El Egipcio, charged with the crime of belonging to and/or being a member of a terrorist organisation and an abettor of the attacks in Madrid on the 11th of March. Via the examination of his acquittal we will highlight, on the one hand the way the complicated structure of the network of a Jihadist terrorist group can hinder the reconstruction of facts as well as the pinpointing of those who physically carried out the criminal attacks and/or the «mastermind» behind them within the framework of these kinds of organisations. On the other hand we will underline the urgent need for addressing some of the loopholes detected in the national as well as European legal systems in order to ensure the effective punishability of the culprits of terrorist crimes, and in particular those of a Jihadist nature.
Published online: 11 December 2017