A suspect in the 2004 Madrid train bombings has been arrested in Morocco, and will be tried there, judiciary officials said. Moroccan authorities detained the suspect, Abdelilah Hriz. Spain and Morocco do not have an extradition treaty, but a new legal agreement allows Moroccan courts to try suspects on charges drawn up by Spanish courts. “Morocco does not normally hand over its nationals and in order to be able to try him, a judge here has transferred the legal process there,” National Court Judge Baltasar Garzon said. Hriz’s DNA samples were found on several items found in a suburban Madrid apartment where the seven alleged ringleaders blew themselves up, as police moved in to arrest them three weeks after the bombings.

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