Monday, October 25, 2004

"SPAIN'S PRISONS are breeding grounds for Islamic militants, a judge warned after filing terrorism charges against 17 people who allegedly plotted to ram a truck packed with explosives into the National Court," according to the Associated Press.

One of the prisons where the plotting took place was Topas, in the Salamanca province. If it sounds familiar is because we talked about the, er, explosive situation inside the facility here and here.

AP continues writing that
The daily ABC reported Sunday that Spain's prison director, Mercedes Gallizo, has ordered a detailed report on all prison incidents involving Muslim inmates and would be meeting with prison authorities to discuss how to tighten controls.
It's the same prison director who had accused of exageration and xenophobia (link in Spanish) to people who had been saying that some bad things were happening inside the prison.

Oh, and by the way, what the international reports aren's saying, and pro-Socialist government media within Spain is furiously trying to downplay or even hide, is that in the agenda of Aldelkrim Beresmail, one of the plotters, were the names and contacts of Henri Parot and Ariet Iragi, two of the bloodiest ETA members (link in Spanish).