Five acquitted over Madrid train bombings

A Spanish court overturned the convictions of four people who had been found guilty in connection with the 2005 Madrid bombings. The court overturned a ruling from last year, which found three guilty of being members of an Islamist cell that carried out the attacks. All four of the men were among 21 people convicted in 2007, of being inspired by – but not directed by, Al Qaeda. Relatives of victims said they were baffled by the Supreme Court’s decision. However, the court cited that there was insufficient evidence in the cases of the four.