TWO Muslim men arrested in December for alleged links with Jihadist terrorism and a scheme to attack the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid have been freed by Spanish authorities.
It transpires that the pair was deceived by a police informant by the name of ‘El Lolo,’ and a judge concluded on Wednesday that there is no evidence that they are working for Daesh or any other militant group.
The release order confirms that the suspicion that the men had been indoctrinated by a third party named Abdul or Mousin “does not even appear to be minimally credible, and all the evidence suggests that it was devised by El Lolo.”
In an interview with the Cadena Ser radio station, El Lolo, real name Manuel Rodriguez, claimed that the issue was “magnified” by police investigators who also altered the evidence in order to convict the hapless pair.
Meanwhile, Spanish Intelligence Agency CNI say they were contacted by El Lolo in July, and that in early November they told Madrid police they did not believe the suspects to be terrorists.