Spain jails al-Jazeera reporter

Alouni behind barsA court in Madrid has jailed former al-Jazeera journalist Tayssir Alouni for collaborating with a terrorist organisation. The Qatar-based pan-Arab news network said it would appeal against the conviction, which it called “unfair”. Alouni – who protests his innocence – interviewed Osama Bin Laden before the 11 September attacks. He was sentenced to seven years for acting as financial courier to Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network.

BBC News, 26 September 2005

See also Islam Online, 26 September 2005