Of Moroccan nationality, Mohamed Moussaten is accused of collaboration with a terrorist organisation, and the sentence requested by the prosecution is 8 years imprisonment. He is linked by the prosecution with the Moroccan Islamic Combat Group. Together with his brother, Brahim Moussaten, he was arrested in February 2005 because of an alleged relationship with Mohamed Afalah and Abdelmajid Bouchar who both managed to escape from Spain after the bombings; although Bouchar was later captured. Moussaten is a nephew of Youssef Belhadj, accused of being an intellectual author of the bombings, and declared to the police that his uncle had told him he was a member of Al-Qaeda. He has been free on bail since July 2005.