Man jailed for attacks in Catalonia on parole
Madrid, September 21 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – September 21, 2021): A Spanish court granted parole on Tuesday to one of the men sentenced for his role in the 2017 attacks in Catalonia that killed 16 people.
The Special Terrorism Court has ordered the parole of Saïd Ben Iazza, who has already served more than half of his eight-year sentence.
Iazza loaned a vehicle and documents to the men who carried out the attacks.
Although released on parole, he was forbidden to leave Spanish territory and had to surrender his passport.
Iazza was not sentenced until May this year, along with two others sentenced to 46 and 53 years in prison.
The attacks, which also left 140 injured, were perpetrated by a cell of young people of Moroccan origin who grew up in Catalonia, but claimed by the Islamic State group.
On August 17, 2017, a 22-year-old drove a van on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas avenue at high speed, passing pedestrians before escaping in a car he stole after killing the driver. He was shot dead by police four days later.
Five of his accomplices struck other pedestrians and stabbed a woman who later died of her injuries in Cambrils, a seaside resort 100 kilometers (60 miles) away. The police shot dead all five.