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En av de hovedtiltalte, marokkaneren Youssuf Belhadj, nektet å svare på spørsmål fra den kvinnelige aktoren, og ville bare ta spørsmål fra sin forsvarer.

Belhadj fulgte samme fremgangsmåte som Rabei Osman, «Egypteren», på dag én: Han nektet å svare på spørsmål, benektet enhver befatning med bombene 11. mars 2004, og tok avstand fra all terror. Man får inntrykk av at det er avtalt strategi.

Men det virker kanskje ikke spesielt overbevisende at mange av de tiltalte sitter med ryggen til de pårørende.

Det kan også hende det spiller en rolle at aktor er kvinne.

Moroccan Youssef Belhadj, 30, who prosecutors claimed was the hooded man seen in an Islamic miltant video claiming responsibility for the bombings, told judges he would only answer questions from his defense lawyer.

In the video, found near a Madrid mosque two days after the bombings on morning rush-hour commuter trains in the Spanish capital, the man prosecutors allege to be Belhadj says the attacks were revenge for Spanish military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Belhadj refused to answer questions as state prosecutor Olga Sanchez asked him if he had chosen the date of the attacks, as prosecutors allege, and whether he had visited training camps in Afghanistan or received training in detonating explosives by remote control.

But he later told his defense attorney he was innocent, condemning the Madrid attacks and all other violence.

The trial began Thursday with the first key defendant to take the stand refusing to give evidence and denying involvement in the bombings.

Rabei Osman El Sayed Ahmed, 35, of Egypt, also condemned the attacks «unconditionally and completely.»

kilde: CNN