Moroccan authorities are holding a 31-year-old Moroccan Islamist suspected of links to the 2004
Mohamed Belhadj is believed to have rented an apartment in
The Moroccan government said Belhadj had fled from
“Mohamed Belhadj has been in custody at Sale prison since last Tuesday pending trial on charges of belonging to a criminal gang set up to prepare and carry out terrorist attacks, and undermine public order,” an official, who did not want to be named, said.
Moroccan lawyers said Belhadj was expected to go on trial at a criminal court in
Morocco is involved in hunting and prosecuting the Madrid bombers as the Rabat government suspects that they had a role in the 2003 Casablanca suicide bomb attacks that killed 45 people.