Mother wants suspected jihadi son who allegedly planned a Holy Week attack to return to Spain

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SEVILLE: His mother Aisha argued that if he was planning to commit a crime in Spain, he should be tried here. Photo: Shutterstock


THE mother of suspected jihadi Zouahir al Bouhdidi, remanded in Morocco, wants him returned to Spain.

Al Bouhdidi (23) whose father is imam of a Sevilla mosque, was allegedly planning a Holy Week attack in the city.

His mother Aisha argued that if he was planning to commit a crime in Spain, he should be tried here.

Earlier, the Policia Nacional have entered her home in the Su Eminencia district, taking away computer items and documentation.

Investigators are confident that Al Bouhdidi was gathering information prior to carrying out an attack although this had not yet been fully planned and no explosives were found during their search.

Aisha initially told the Spanish media that she, her younger daughter 14-year-old Aya and Al Bouhdidi, visited Morocco to visit her mother, who was ill, returning on April 9.

“But Zouahir stayed behind to look after her,” she said, before amending her statement shortly afterwards.

“I was nervous because of the police search,” Aisha claimed, explaining that her son flew to Casablanca on April 9 on an eight-day excursion arranged by Sevilla University.

“That would not have left him much time to carry out an attack,” the mother pointed out.

“My son is innocent,” she insisted.

 

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