Spain court rejects Alluni's plea
Al Jazeera's correspondent will now appeal to the European Court for Human Rights.
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2007 22:16 GMT
Taysir Alluni is now under house
arrest due to his poor health
A Spanish court has rejected an appeal by Al Jazeera's correspondent in Spain against a seven year prison sentence on charges he was collaborating with a terrorist organisation.
Taysir Alluni's defence lawyer, surprised by the court's decision on Wednesday, said he would re-launch an appeal with the European Court for Human Rights.
Alluni was convicted in September 2005 of collaborating with suspected al-Qaeda members following an interview he did with Osama bin Laden.
Alluni was transferred from prison by Spanish authorities in October last year and is now under house arrest due to his ill-health.
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