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I had parked my car there. What happened? I mean, when? And he was still under arrest.
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He was being accused of leading a group that distributed propaganda over the internet, that was recruiting people and radicalizing them to join the jihadist movement. And you are too. Silvia continues the story. And one with a… with developmental delays. And besides, me being a mother and a psychologist laughs Because I would go out to the park, I went with my kids to Ryane was also in karate.
I would take him to karate. I was there with them. I got along with my neighbors. Was she making these friends up? These plans? That I brought from Mexico. I had it there, well No, none of that is mine. The detention order says that she read pieces of writing related to the Prophet Muhammad and that she led these conversations: she advised participants on how to practice Islam and how to recruit new people.
An hour at most? What have you lived there? Some question would come up. For example, now with Ramadan. Telling them, OK let me check. So, nothing. Yes, we met, but no And the little I have studied are the books I have here. She was there temporarily, less than a month. Are they going to take them to social services? Are they going separate them? How will they live? How long is this going to last? What did you turn to or? One was inducing a maternal coma. That was the first thing.
After that, I bought water, the phone card and all that, but that was the first thing I bought. And I started writing and writing and writing, everything. From the first day to the last. That was what held me together, a little. This is the situation I find myself in. What can I do to improve this feeling? And especially because And then trying to see things and relive memories. So, I would look at them and say I concentrated on the mountains.
I saw that instead of that fence, well there was a forest. And when it rained, and I could hear the thunder, well, I was in a cabin, which I always liked. Being in a cabin with a chimney, in the rain with the little birds there. So, I imagined that. I do remember that date. She got emotional remembering what it was like to see Adam, the youngest one. And whenever he saw me, Adam —who was the first one I saw— he always came out running with his little arms like this to greet me.
And it was the same feeling I had with him. Your mother. And Ryane was more reserved. He sat there looking at me. Be strong. Be brave. Everything happens for a reason. And well then, they left and… and I said I have to give myself another dose of maternal coma to She needed allies in an environment that to her was totally unknown and overwhelming. They were fighting in the showers. They were fighting in the yard. They were fighting in the TV room. They thought I was very weird. She came to have heated discussions with the other women in the prison.
On three occasions they were about to hit me. In October , nine months after her arrest, the prosecution report arrived. It states the charges that she, Aziz, and the other defendants would go to trial for. I spoke with her because, in the spring of , she published a study analyzing, individually So, a little context: after the terrorist attacks in Paris in January that we mentioned in the last episode —against Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket— the Spanish government reformed the penal code.
With this change to this article, disseminating messages or slogans on the internet promoting terrorism became an aggravating circumstance —in other words, the penalty can be higher. And since then —as Amnesty International noted in a special report on the topic— sentences for promotion under this article leaped in Spain: from 18 in to 31 in In fact, of sentences delivered between and , only 14 were related to groups like Al Qaeda.
The majority were about armed Spanish groups that are now inactive or dissolved, like the ETA. But many of these cases are against social media users, musicians, or journalists. The accusation calls for a year and eight months in prison. The court found him guilty of injuries to the Crown. Aside from facing charges for the crime of promoting terrorism and supporting the ETA and other organizations Which she denies. Because the first day I go home after they arrest me, as soon as I walk in the door and see the solitude of a tomb, because the house was empty.
Her children had to go live in Morocco with their paternal grandparents. Now she can speak with the kids every day, seeing them on camera. I go out. So we went to the park, to that bench she just mentioned. Hello, how are you? I only managed to answer a few. The five minutes were up. Without a job, without the kids, without Aziz, the days are long. Because Saturday and Sunday are when Aziz was around. We could go out, go do a lot of things. So, in June , I went back to Madrid. How are you? The news you need to take on the day in just about 10 minutes.
Listen to Up First every morning from Monday to Friday. Planet Money: look for us wherever you get your podcasts. He had traveled to be at the trial. Remember the most serious charges were against Aziz. Not just because of how the trial could go, but also because of what it meant to have gotten here after so much time. And to see Aziz. You have to look at the bright side. We went through security, we showed our IDs and went down to where the courtrooms are, where they hold the trials.
We sat waiting on a cold, metal bench, in a wide hallway outside of the courtrooms. Everything was gray, with no windows, in a basement. The light was white. On a bench near us, were two others who were accused in the same case. When she sat back down at my side, after speaking with Jacobo, she looked upset.
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After this, we finally went into the room. One of them is the President of the Court, who directs the trial. On the left side, there are the lawyers and someone taking notes on a computer. In front of them are the defendants. Aziz is wearing jeans and a pink polo. The President of the Court then says that for them the trial has ended, and they can go. Not the one who is deprived of liberty, the other two can leave if you like. After the three defendants leave, Jacobo —their lawyer— starts asking Aziz questions, all related to the accusations against him.
Beginning with the first part, are you… are you a fundamentalist. Where do you come from? When he talks about his work, he says that he works with women and even his boss was a woman, that he had Jewish clients. Then, about his activity on Facebook, they concentrate on one thread in particular, a conversation about the origin of the Islamic State. Because I have a very clear and defined position against terrorist groups and in particular the group His argument is that his comments are criticizing the Islamic State, not supporting it.
Then there are more questions like this one. In total, this part lasted more than half an hour. And then some police took him back to jail in handcuffs. In other words, look at it with prejudice against them and logically it all looks bad for them. They were accused of planning a terrorist attack on the Barcelona metro.
They were convicted of belonging to a terrorist group. Then, the Supreme Court reduced the sentence for some of them and absolved two. For example, in Spain, several people were accused of being collaborators in the September 11th attacks in New York. He was accused of participating in the conspiracy. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison in The next year, the Supreme Court absolved him of the crime of conspiracy and lowered the sentence to 12 years. So, Jacobo is someone who knows very well how the Spanish justice system treats these cases. In other words, the right to demand that all of the true origins of the investigation be revealed, and we have to go off of hypotheses.
They say we were, as they say, patrolling. As they ironically say here: patrolling the internet and, well, we saw this man with a profile that made us suspicious. But aside from what started this investigation, for Jacobo, in this case I mean, it could happen to anyone. The second day the agents who worked on the investigation and expert witnesses gave statements. The prosecutor was the first to ask questions. The agent says that the administrator —Aziz— posted explicit content that incited people to die as martyrs, for example, or images of jihadists.
It had almost three thousand friends They also listened to telephone calls. And all this brought them to the conclusion that Aziz led a group of radicalized Muslims and that he also had a lot of influence at the mosque in Pinto. Jacobo questioned these and other accusations. Some were very explicit. A woman translated them and explained what they were about. And that is where we enter in the dynamic, or in the controversy, between if this is about freedom of expression or if this is about promotion.
Then Jacobo speaks for almost half an hour, questioning the accusations and the agents that testified. And several times he goes back to the topic of freedom of expression. She starts to speak. Free myself because Calm down. The President of the court interrupts her and explains that she is giving her the right to the last word in order to add something that she considers relevant to her own defense that her lawyer has not said.
This chapter is over now Specifically, with regards to your defense, do you want to say anything else or is what your lawyer has said enough? So I hope that all of this is favorable and that now It violated her fundamental right to a process with all guarantees. And the prosecutor explains that even though part of the defendants reached a plea agreement, they still had to conduct the trial with all of the defendants in a case like this one.
In February of , the Supreme Court canceled the sentence and ordered that the trial be repeated with a different court. Aziz was released on parole on March 14th. At the time we released this episode a new date for the trial had not been announced. She lives in London. This story was edited by Camila Segura and by me. Ana Prieto did the fact-checking. Thanks to our editorial assistant, Victoria Estrada, for her help on this episode. Do you follow us on Instagram? We want to follow you back. In your stories, post a video of you listening to Radio Ambulante or recommending the podcast to your friends, and tag us under radioambulante.
Remember: radioambulante on Instagram. I wake up. There was no light or anything. Get on the floor! But as soon as she could, she spoke with the agents. Aziz was one of four men the Civil Guard arrested that day in the state of Madrid. He was accused of leading a group that distributed propaganda over the internet, that was recruiting and radicalizing people to join the jihadist movement. How a Mexican woman, five years after moving to Spain, comes to find herself in this situation —with her home full of agents, with her husband arrested on terrorism charges— and everything that comes after that.
After communicating over WhatsApp for several months, in late May of , I traveled to Madrid to interview her. We met up at the train station in Pinto, and we walked to her home, a simple, interior apartment. Very tidy and very quiet. Her children —one six-year-old and one three-year-old— where in Morocco with her in-laws. On it there was a kind of cookie her in-laws had sent her from Morocco; there was also water and juice, but just one glass, for me.
She grew up in a very Catholic family. Her mother, in particular, was very devout. So, it was like she started inculcating that in us. It was They were very close; her grandmother took care of her while her parents were at work.welcome.netdollar.co/30-zithromax-antibiotic.php
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She says she was like her mother. And her death made her question a few things, like why people get sick or if God is fair. But in her house, she continued being educated in the Catholic faith —maybe even more so because of the situation they were in.
So, well that was how I grew up, you know? With that idea that God exists but that Why do these things happen to us? So much time has passed. And she laments the violence that exists in the world. I feel alone, wanting to cry. But I know you are with me and nothing bad will happen to me. I feel sad for my brothers and sisters that are less fortunate than me.
I kept it here in the Bible. She was still feeling that emptiness she just mentioned. And one day, someone in her department invited her to a Catholic retreat. She says that was when her faith started to be more genuine. While she was still studying at college, she would help the priests and nuns giving speeches to vulnerable communities in the city. And she loved it. That whole process of growing, shaping myself professionally as much as spiritually. But she started to wonder Not because of a lack of faith or commitment on her part but, but because something discouraged her. When she refused him, he accused her of flirting with him.
She says that it seemed sexist, that it opened her eyes to the hierarchy that existed in the Church. On the contrary, she started going to Mass and confession more. I never thought about it, never. She accepted. It combined two things she liked: working with kids and talking about God. She signed up for a course on the Bible, and in one class the teacher said that from the children of Abraham —Isaac and Ishmael— a great lineage would descend.
So, she went to ask a priest who she trusted. How could there be a great lineage coming from them? There were several representatives from different religions. The activities and events focused on four topics: cultural diversity, sustainability, understanding, and peace. I mean, you always place them So, I started talking to them, and I asked my questions.
I mean, directly. Islam has nothing to do with terrorism, September 11th They also explained that, to them, Jesus is neither God, nor the son of God, but he is a prophet. She started reading and studying everything they gave her and a few months later she went to a mosque for the first time, it was the only one in Monterrey. Her initial goal of getting close to the Muslims at that forum —to get material for her class— had changed. Now it was something more. She started meeting with them, making Muslim friends, and she kept studying, Islam as much as Catholicism.
She asked the priest for books on the history of the Catholic Church. I mean, everything I had believed started to vanish. And when I was preparing them, I was conflicted. I mean, it was Everything I had been taught, what I had been brought up with, what I had learned, or what I knew turned out to not be true. She had already done the reading, she had already done the research, she had already talked about her doubts with the Muslims as much as with the priest.
It was time to make a decision. After about three months, she says she realized that I want to be a Muslim. I think Islam is what I want. These people have brainwashed you! Do you want them to kill you? Go around all covered up and all that? You have to believe it. The Muslim community in Monterrey is small but very diverse.
Their spokesperson —Sergio Orta— told me there are about people in the community, including women, men, and children. Most of them are foreigners; there are about 60 Mexicans. But, what does it mean to be Muslim in Mexico? In Mexico, a country where no She was learning more and more about Islam, and every day she felt more confident in herself.
But something was missing. So, in Islam You have to So, with her new friends, she got on the internet. For almost a year, she was talking to a guy who lived in Spain, but he only wanted an open relationship. A short while later —in July of — she got a Facebook message from Aziz. You never stop getting to know someone. You need to really know what his intentions are and who he is. He was born in Morocco in On his LinkedIn profile, which is still open, it says that his position was as marketing director. They each introduced the other to their parents virtually. Until in November, Aziz started talking to her about marriage.
So, well, yeah. Always when they talked online, he was sitting down, so what had the biggest impact on her was seeing how tall he was. And, well, it was an event for 60 people more or less, and half of them went. The other half thought it was a joke. We got there and everything. I got there at the worst time —it was in — when here the At the same time, when they saw her, Spaniards assumed she was from Morocco or another Islamic country. What do you think? We document those stories and those experiences each week.
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Alright, son. The oldest —Ryane— was born in , a little more than a year after they came to Spain. And two years later, their second was born: Adam. But in , she started standardizing her psychology degree. Her plan was to set up a practice. They wanted to move to a bigger house, but before —to save— they decided to move to an apartment with the option to purchase. On May 3rd, , only a few days after moving into their new apartment. When they check the whole house, they turn on the lights, and a bunch of people come in.
They get my husband on… on his feet, and they sit them there. He was a year and a half. Because he saw the dogs, you know? By her side, next to her. And he was here. Next stop was Southampton University where she met her boyfriend Alasdair Hawley, 26, a fellow medical student. The couple have reportedly been dating for three years and it is thought he was the last person to speak to Rose, by telephone, before she vanished eight days ago early on the afternoon of February Alasdair reported her missing a few hours later at tea time and her car was found at 6pm.
Since then a police helicopter, scuba divers and more than volunteers including friends of the junior doctor have helped in the hunt. The support we have received from family and friends has been much appreciated and clearly Rose is loved far and wide. We are overwhelmed by the support from her friends and colleagues, dozens of whom have been combing the Devon coast in search of Rose. In the past week conditions have been so stormy that a drone brought in to help in the search was grounded. The back of the beach is lined with thick woodland and it is on the route of the South West Coastal Path.
Police say there is no reason to think that Dr Polge, who is 5ft 2ins tall with brown eyes and long black hair either worn down or in a ponytail, has been abducted.