A Moroccan citizen, he is charged with collaborating with a terrorist organisation, and faces a sentence requested by the prosecution of 12 years. He is alleged to have had a close relationship with Jamal Ahmidam, known as El Chino, and is accused of helping this person to leave Morocco in summer 2003 using false documentation. He is also said to have bought a car used to transport the explosive for the bombings from Asturias. In addition, he is alleged to know several of the others accused, and to have been in the house used to prepare the bombs. The testimony of another accused collaborator, Mahmoud Slimane Aoun, links him to hashish trafficking whose proceeds may have been used to help finance the bombings. He has been held in prison since April 7th 2004.