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 News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tayseer Allouni, who has been detained in Spanish prisons since November 2004 without being charged with any offence meriting all the physical and mental suffering to which he has been subjected.
Allouni is currently suffering, not from the exercise of independent judicial authority, but rather from violations of the principles of an equitable judicial system and a fair trial, without which no democracy can take root.
Allouni by, firstly, releasing him and subsequently, if necessary, requiring him to answer any legitimate charges brought against him, in conformity with the principles of the newly established Spanish democracy for the consolidation of which the Socialists and the Spanish people as a whole have struggled so hard.
www.euromedrights.net /PRVCGI/fransk-show.asp?id=2366   (338 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | International | Spanish inquisition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Allouni, a Syrian-born Spanish citizen and one of Al- Jazeera's top journalists, was arrested at his summer house in Granada on allegations of links with the First-World's bogeyman, the Al-Qa'eda terrorist network.
According to Al-Jazeera spokesman Jihad Balout, Allouni is being investigated on allegations that include his having carried amounts of money varying between $1,000 to $4,000 from Spain to Syrians living in Chechnya, Turkey and Afghanistan, between 1995 and 1999, and having links with Mohamed Atta, a suspected ringleader of the 9/11 attacks.
Earlier reports quoting court sources in Madrid said Allouni was suspected of relaying secret messages to Al-Qa'eda operatives in Europe and of belonging to the same cell as Imad Eddim Barakat Yarkas, also known as Abu Al-Dahdah, who is being held in Spain on suspicion of playing a role in the 9/11 attacks.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/655/in3.htm   (966 words)

 CNN.com - Wife: Release Al-Jazeera reporter - Nov 20, 2004
Spanish police re-arrested Tayseer Allouni Thursday night after a Spanish court upheld his indictment on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization linked to al Qaeda, according to a court official in Madrid.
Allouni was released on bail in October 2003, a month after his indictment, for his heart condition, although he remained under indictment.
Allouni, who is in his mid-50s, and some others charged in the case appealed to have the charges against them dropped.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/11/20/spain.journalist   (428 words)

 SOHH.com Global Forum - SHOCKER: Reporter For Al-Jazeera Arrested For Links To Al-Quada
Allouni is expected to appear in Madrid's National Court on Monday, the official said.
The warrant accuses Allouni of having links to "important members" of al Qaeda and using his status as a journalist to get an interview with Osama bin Laden in October 2001, Hamed Layasi said in an telephone interview from her home in Granada, where the arrest took place.
Allouni is also suspected of providing aid to Mohamed Bahiah, alias Abu Kalhed, a suspected al Qaeda fugitive thought to be in Afghanistan, the official said.
forums.sohh.com /showthread.php?t=378316   (514 words)

But Allouni's biggest claim to fame was his exclusive interview with Osama Bin Laden shortly after the 9/11 attacks - biggest, that is, until this week, when he was convicted by a Spanish judge of collaborating with al Qaeda and sentenced to seven years in prison.
The judge seems to have accepted some of the grain of Allouni's defense, which was that as a journalist it was in his interest to get to know members of an underground organization such this al Qaeda cell in Spain.
And Allouni, in wanting to buy his slice of truth and his scoop, he overstepped the mark; that he actually found himself obliged to commit acts himself that broke the law and actually gave material help to this group of terrorists.
www.onthemedia.org /transcripts/transcripts_093005_insider.html   (1001 words)

 Free Tayseer Allouni Petition
Tayseer Allouni, one of the most prominent AlJazeera journalists was re-arrested in November 2004 by the Spanish authorities on bogus charges (like having links to Al Qaeda).
Tayseer, a Spanish citizen, was originally arrested in September 2003 but was released a month later on bail due to a heart condition.
The Free Tayseer Allouni Petition to the Spanish Government and Judge Baltasar Garzon was created by Friends of AlJazeera and written by Muhammad Cajee (free.tayseer@gmail.com).
www.petitiononline.com /freetay/petition.html   (170 words)

 CNN.com - Al-Jazeera reporter ordered jailed - Sep. 11, 2003
Allouni, a Syrian-born naturalized Spanish citizen, was arrested last Friday at his home in southern Spain and appeared in court Monday, when the judge postponed until Thursday a decision on whether to keep him in jail or release him.
Allouni's lawyer, Manuel del Prado, said he was "surprised" by the judge's decision, which he described as "incredible." Before the ruling was issued, he had told CNN that he expected Allouni to be released from jail, possibly on bail.
Allouni, who did not appear in court Thursday, is being held in Soto del Real jail about an hour northwest of Madrid.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/09/11/spain.alqaeda   (414 words)

 SHRC.org | Commenting on the release of the Syrian journalist Tayseer Allouni| Press Releases 2003
The spokesman affirmed that Spanish authorities should have associated Allouni’s release with an apology to him and the Syrian community in Spain which have already been caused harm as a result to this wrong and partial practice of the Spanish public prosecutor.” 
Allouni and all those targeted by his arrest as a part of correcting the mistake committed by the Spanish justice.
Allouni and others to pay for policies and plans they have nothing to do with, under names and pretexts used at present on large scale by authorities that lost credibility” 
www.shrc.org /data/aspx/d9/279.aspx   (360 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Allouni hit fame with exclusive reporting from Afghanistan during the US-led war and is the only reporter who interviewed Laden.
Al-Manna said Allouni, who suffers several health problems, including heart ailments and a chronic back condition, would be placed under house arrest in the southern Spain city of Grenada while awaiting his trial.
Allouni, a Spaniard of Syrian origin, will have to report to police daily and will not be allowed to leave his home.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2005-03/14/article06.shtml   (571 words)

 news - Spain: Al Jazeera journalist re-arrested 10 days before trial verdict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The press freedom organisation said it was puzzled by the decision to return Allouni to prison now, as he has never tried to escape from the Spanish judicial authorities since his first arrest two years ago.
A star reporter with the Arabic-language satellite TV station Al Jazeera, Allouni is famous for being the first journalist to see Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden after the 11 September attacks in the United States, interviewing him on 21 October 2001.
Allouni faces up to nine years in prison if found guilty of belonging to a Spanish Al Qaeda cell accused of complicity in the 11 September attacks.
www.noticias.info /asp/aspcomunicados.asp?nid=100026   (518 words)

 IFEX :: Al Jazeera reporter gets seven-year jail term
The International Federation of Journalists today warned that the seven-year jail term imposed on Al Jazeera television reporter Tayseer Allouni by Spanish judges is a punitive action that could lead to increasing self-censorship in media reporting on security issues and organisations branded as "terrorist".
Allouni, a veteran and respected journalist in the Middle East, was arrested in November 2004 on charges alleging he had links to the Al Qaeda terrorist network.
The IFJ welcomed the decision of Allouni's family to appeal against the verdict, which his employers Al-Jazeera say was based upon flimsy and circumstantial evidence.
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/69471   (506 words)

 SOHH.com Global Forum - View Single Post - Spain arrests Al-Jazeera journalist
Spanish police have arrested an Al-Jazeera correspondent, Tayseer Allouni, for allegedly having links with the Al-Qaeda, CNN reported on Friday.
A Spanish court official told CNN that Allouni, who interviewed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in October 2001, is believed to have helped two suspected members of the group -- Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, alias Abu Dahdah and Mohammed Bahiah, alias Abu Kalhed.
Allouni is expected to appear in Madrid's National Court on Monday, he said.
forums.sohh.com /showpost.php?p=4765473&postcount=1   (199 words)

 Online NewsHour: Iraq Expels Al Jazeera From Reporting in Baghdad -- April 3, 2003
The ministry on Wednesday night local time told Al Jazeera correspondent Tayseer Allouni to leave the country, and banned its Baghdad-based journalist, Diyar al-Omari, an Iraqi national, from reporting for Al Jazeera again.
Myers added that Iraqi officials had pulled Allouni's press accreditation five months ago after he referred to Saddam Hussein as 'the Iraqi president,' instead of using his full title and name.
Allouni "asked tough questions at press conferences, so [Iraqi government officials] were not happy with him," Mirazi told the Washington Post.
www.pbs.org /newshour/media/media_watch/jan-june03/aljazeera_4-3.html   (377 words)

 The Media: US warplanes bomb Al Jazeera office, kill journalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They were both standing on the roof getting ready for a live broadcast amid intensifying bombardment of the city when the building was hit by two missiles, according to Tayseer Allouni, another Al Jazeera correspondent.
Allouni had gone down because of the intense bombing.
Allouni, Jaber and others held Ayoub's body which was covered by a blanket and placed it in Abu Dhabi TV's vehicle that transported it to hospital.
electroniciraq.net /cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/10/582/printer   (757 words)

 How much can we believe in the news campaign? (Guardian) : LA IMC
October 14 2001 Tayseer Allouni knew exactly what to do when the first bombs started dropping on the Afghan capital last Sunday night.
Tayseer Allouni knew exactly what to do when the first bombs started dropping on the Afghan capital last Sunday night.
As Kabul correspondent for al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based Arabic news station and the only television network with a presence in the city, he would have to be the eyes of the world.
la.indymedia.org /print.php?id=12506   (1895 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
AL GOODMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Miles, I spoke with a court official in Madrid who confirmed indeed, Tayseer Allouni, who is one of the best known journalists on the Al Jazeera network, was indeed arrested this day, Friday, several hours ago at his home in Grenada.
Now this court official telling us that authorities believe that Tayseer Allouni helped at least two other suspected Al Qaeda operatives, one of them suspected one of the ringleaders of the Al Qaeda network in Spain is currently in jail.
Now Tayseer Allouni of course is best known because he's the last journalist to have got and interview that anyone knows about with Osama bin Laden, and that was back in October of 2001.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0309/05/lol.01.html   (535 words)

 SHRC.org | Urgent call for the release of Tayseer Allouni| Press Releases 2005
SHRC has denounced the unjust and unfair sentence issued against Tayseer Allouni and other detainees of Syrian origin by a Spanish court.
This creates a serious precedent  for Spanish justice, as it means that they could be violating the rights of individuals who live in Spain, especially those form an Arab or Muslim background.
The spokesman also confirmed that the sentence against Tayseer Allouni was passed due to his superb media coverage of the war on Afghanistan, and at the same time, it served as a moral punishment for the al-Jazeera channel that Tayseer Allouni works for.
www.shrc.org /data/aspx/d5/2395.aspx   (239 words)

 Cageprisoners.com Discussion Board - FreeTayseer.Com - Campaign for the Release of Journalist Tayseer Allouni   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Last but not least, comes the arrest for the second time running of Tayseer Allouni under some flimsy pretexts to say the least.
We all know that the arrest of Tayseer Allouni comes in the context of Americans pressures on Al- Jazeera in order to force it to divert from its policy which is perceived to be harmful to American hegemony which it tries to exercise on the hearts and minds of millions of viewers.
As we strongly condemn and denounce the Spanish government's yielding to American pressure and arresting Allouni and leave him to languish in jail despite his poor health, which reconsider a violation of basic human rights and the principle of free press which the West has long been paying lip service to.
forums.cageprisoners.com /showthread.php?p=3098   (1910 words)

 Al Jazeera - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In addition, one of its reporters, Tayseer Allouni, was banned from the country by the Iraqi Information Ministry, while another one, Diyar Al-Omari, was banned from reporting in Iraq (both decisions were later retracted).
Al Jazeera is criticized by many of its Muslim viewers for giving air time to Israeli officials.
Taysir Allouni was arrested in Spain on September 5, 2003, on a charge of having provided support for members of Al-Qaida.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /a/al/al_jazeera_1.html   (1244 words)

 News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 : Journalists to stage a protest demonstration on Wednesday against the arrest of Tayseer Allouni, Al-Jazeera correspondent in Spain who was nabbed for hitherto unspecified charges few months back.
Protesters would gather in front of Foreign Office at 2.00 pm from where they would move toward Diplomatic Enclave, to present memorandum to Spain Embassy against the arrest of the journalist.
Journalists from all over the world have been demanding Spain government for immediate and unconditional release of Tayseer Allouni.
www.pakistanlink.com /Headlines/Jan05/25/13.htm   (103 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
On the one hand, the judge is saying that Tayseer Allouni did these things outside of his role as a journalist, but taking advantage of his role as a journalist because he was able to get out and see people.
But then in the indictment, it's very clear, the judge repeating, this is not against Al Jazeera, this is not an indictment of journalists in journal, it's about Tayseer Allouni and these alleged terrorist activities.
I asked the man what Tayseer Allouni had said to him, and he said, "Everything's OK." PHILLIPS: Interesting.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0310/03/lol.02.html   (826 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
But I can tell you that a court official told CNN that indeed Tayseer Allouni was arrested.
They say he provided aid, or some sort of assistance, to a suspected Al Qaeda ring leader who is in jail in Spain, and has been for almost two years, and to another suspected al Qaeda operative who is also a fugitive in Afghanistan.
Now I also talked to Tayseer Allouni's wife Fati Hamed Layasi (ph) at her home in Grenada.
robots.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0309/05/lol.03.html   (413 words)

 Palestinian children hold massive rally before EU headquarters in Gaza in solidarity with Allouni   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gaza - Tens of Palestinian children residing in Rafah city to the south of the Gaza Strip yesterday held a massive rally before the EU headquarters in Gaza City in solidarity with Tayseer Allouni, correspondent of Al-Jazeera TV network in Spain, who has been held in the Spanish jails since last November.
During the event, the demonstrators hoisted Allouni's portraits and placards denouncing his detention and demanding his immediate release.
"We came from Rafah city despite the Zionist military barriers and the continuous closures of the crossings so as to demand the EU to instantly set free journalist Tayseer Allouni," said one of the demonstrators.
www.palestine-info.co.uk /cgi-bin/am/exec/view.cgi/4/10144   (250 words)

 Iraq acts against Arabic satellite network (Al-Jazeera)
The station interrupted a regular newscast to announce that Iraq's Information Ministry had informed it that correspondent Diar al-Omari, an Iraqi, could no longer report for the network and that visiting correspondent Tayseer Allouni must leave the country.
Tayseer Allouni is the Jazeera reporter who got the TV interview with Osama after 9/11.
The station's one reporter in Kabul, Tayseer Allouni, fled yesterday, after he had been told by the Northern Alliance that if they captured him he would be killed..."
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/883295/posts   (1606 words)

 Religioscope - Tayseer Allouni's Interview with Usamah bin Laden - Part 4
Religioscope - Tayseer Allouni's Interview with Usamah bin Laden - Part 4
Tayseer Allouni: What is your opinion about what is being said concerning your examples and the "clash of civilizations" ?
Your constant use and repetition of the word "Crusade" and "Crusader" shows that you...
www.religioscope.com /info/doc/jihad/ubl_int_4.htm   (1723 words)

 Al Jazeera Article, Jazeera Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In addition, one of itsreporters, Tayseer Allouni, was banned from the country by the IraqiInformation Ministry, while another one, Diyar Al-Omari, was banned from reporting in Iraq (both decisions were later retracted).Also at one stage it withdrew from the country, citing unreasonable interference from Iraqi officials.
On April 8, 2003 Al Jazeera's office in Baghdad was attacked by US forces, killing reporter TareqAyyoub, despite the US having previously been informed of the office's precise location, following a similar attack on theoffice in Kabul, Afghanistan, duringthe US invasion of that country.
Reporter Taysir Allouni was arrested in Spain on September 5, 2003, on a charge of having provided support for members of Al-Qaida.
www.anoca.org /iraq/bbc/al_jazeera.html   (1390 words)

 Islamica Community Forums - Announcement - "The real threat to the life of the nation..."
The aggressive American war machine continues to endeavour tirelessly to gag every free, independent and self respecting media organization in the world that tries to convey a message of truth to others without distortion or perversion.
As part of its endeavours, AlJazeera journalist, Tayseer Allouni has been detained for a second time, despite his poor health and harsh prison conditions, under some flimsy pretexts to say the least.
We therefore call upon human rights organisations and all those who concern themselves with defending the rights of journalists to bring pressure to bear on the Spanish government and through lawful means to bring about a speedy release of Mr.
www.islamicaweb.com /forums/showthread.php?t=27687   (353 words)

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