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Cablegate: Visas Viper Submission

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201151Z Apr 05

UNCLAS MADRID 001517

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
(RAIFAK, SOUFIANE)
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION


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

2. DAILY PRESS OF APR. 16, 2005, REPORTED THAT THE
SPANISH NATIONAL COURT EXAMINING JUDGE FOR THE MARCH
11TH TERRORIST ATTACKS, ORDERED THE UNCONDITIONAL
IMPRISONMENT OF SOUFIANE RAIFAK, MOROCCAN CITIZEN.
RAFIAK WAS PREVIOUSLY ARRESTED AND QUESTIONED FOR HIS
ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN THE MARCH 11TH TERRORIST
ATTACKS, FOR WHICH HE PLEADED INNOCENT, ALTHOUGH HE
ADMITTED TO OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION HAS REVEALED THAT RAIFAK IS ASSOCIATED WITH
SOME OF THE MARCH 11TH PERPETRATORS AND PLAYED A KEY
ROLE IN THE PURCHASE OF THE EXPLOSIVES USED IN THE
ATTACKS. RAIFAK HAS AN EXTENSIVE RECORD FOR MULTIPLE
STREET CRIMES, SUCH AS ROBBERIES AND DRUG TRAFFICKING,
AND WAS PRESENTLY BEING RETAINED BY POLICE PENDING A
COURT ORDER FOR HIS DEPORTATION TO MOROCCO.

2. NAME: RAFIAK, SOUFIANE

- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: JUL. 17, 1980, MOROCCO
- CLASS: POSITIVE UNDER DOB JAN. 1, 1980, JAN. 1,
1983.

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