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Cablegate: Visas Viper Submission

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MADRID 001183

SIPDIS

VISAS VIPER

DEPT FOR CA/VO/L/C AND INR/IC/TIPOFF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS KVPR PTER ASEC CMGT PINR PREL
(ALMALLAH DABAS, MOHANNAD)
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION

REF: 04 MADRID 01233

1. POST WISHES TO SUBMIT AND/OR UPDATE THE FOLLOWING
NAME AND INFORMATION IN CLASS IN ACCORDANCE WITH VIPER
PROCEDURES:

2. DAILY PRESS OF MARCH 19, 2005 REPORTED THAT THE
SPANISH POLICE DETAINED MOHANNAD ALMALLAH DABAS. HE
WAS PREVIOUSLY ARRESTED ON MARCH 24, 2004 IN CONNECTION
WITH THE MARCH 11TH TERRORIST ATTACKS, AND LATER
RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGES. FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS HAVE
LED THE EXAMINING JUDGE TO ORDER HIS ARREST AGAIN,
BASED ON SUBSTANCIAL INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE. HE IS NOW
ACCUSED OF MEMBERSHIP IN A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
MOHANNAD ALMALLAH DABAS AND HIS BROTHER MOUTAZ
ALMALLAH, THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE CELL AND FOR WHOM
THE SPANISH JUDGE HAS ISSUED AN INTERNATIONAL WARRANT
OF ARREST, ALLEGEDLY RECRUITED YOUNG ISLAMISTS AND HAD
MEETINGS WITH OTHER RADICAL ISLAMIST, INCLUDING SOME OF
THE MADRID AND CASABLANCA TERRORIST ATTACKS
PERPETRATORS. THE ARRESTED IS ALSO SUSPECTED OF HAVING
FACILITATED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS TO AMER EL AZIZI, A
MOROCCAN ASSOCIATED TO THE AL-QAEDA CELL IN SPAIN, WHO
FLED IN NOV. 2001 AFTER A POLICE OPERATION AGAINST THE
CELL.

3. NAME: ALMALLAH DABAS, MOHANNAD

- AKA: DABAS, MOHAMAD ALMALLAH
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: FEB. 25, 1964, DAMASCUS, SYRIA
- HE ALSO ACQUIRED SPANISH NATIONALITY
- CLASS: POSITIVE

4. THE EXAMINING JUDGE ORDERED HIS UNCONDITIONAL
IMPRISONMENT.

MANZANARES

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