By Mason Jones
THE Supreme Court has ordered for three men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Gibraltar to be released due to lack of evidence.
Russian nationals Eldar Magomedov and Mohamed Ankari Adamov were arrested last August along with Cengiz Yalcin, from Turkey, after an anti-terrorism probe was launched in Spain.
Police arrested Yalcin, a site manager in Gibraltar, at his home in Las Palomeras, San Roque, after following a trail of suspicious behaviour.
Yalcin, a paragliding enthusiast, had allegedly asked his instructor about taking photographs of Gibraltar shopping centre from the air.
The trio were also spotted flying a motor-powered paraglider over Gibraltar, hinting they may have been planning an airborne attack.
Police also reportedly found a video of Yalcin flying a remote-controlled aircraft dropping packages from the sky.
The two Russian suspects were detained at a rest area in Valdapenas while on their way to France.
They later found enough explosive material to ‘destroy a bus’, according to Spain’s interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz at the time.
A court spokesman said that although the men are still suspected of being part of a terrorist organisation, there is insufficient evidence to hold them any longer.
note there were released by the Spanish judge of the Spanish court – Gibraltar Supreme Court had nothing to do with it (different jurisdiction)!
Fortunately for them, I guess. Here they would have been judged by the SAS units.
dan,is that a bad thing???….better that than hundreds dead??
Justice and revenge are not the same thing.
Dan: Unfortunately, the two have become blurred, due to expert propaganda.
eerrrrr foreign nationals living in spain!!!!! not in Gib so…’ Gibraltar ‘Terror trio’ would not be an accurate statement…