October 31, 2007

Justice over terrorism in Spain

A Spanish court has delivered guilty verdicts on four of the leading defendants in the trial of suspects in the Madrid train bombings of March 2004. Four men were found guilty of planning and carrying out the attacks and given 30 years for each of the 191 people killed and 18 years for each of the 1,841 injured.

Obviously very little can be done to relieve the victims of terror nonsense, as you can't bring the deceased back to life. However, I'm happy the process has ended after having studied and verified or refuted all the evidence at the courtroom, in a fair trial with all the legal guaranties. That represents the true victory of the Rule of Law and of the democratic values we stand for. Responding to terror with more terror can't be the answer, and If we did so, those criminals would have won.

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