Rabah Kadre
Born 1967
Nationality triple citizenship of Algeria, France and UK
Other names Kadri
Known for terrorist

Rabah Kadre or Kadri (born 1967, Algeria), was a former member of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat based in Algeria. He was an alleged mastermind of the 2000 Strasbourg cathedral bombing plot in December 2000 and sentenced in absentia to 6 years in prison at a court in Paris in 2004.[1]

Arrest in UK[edit | edit source]

Kadre was arrested on May 11, 2002 in London with two other suspects, Rabah Chekat-Bais and Karim Kadouri, in connection with an alleged reported attempt to attack the London Underground, the London Tube, with severe poisoning substances.[2]

Trial and imprisonment[edit | edit source]

Kadre was in contact with Merouane Benhamed in an attempt to produce home made poison for home-made terror purposes. Kadre was charged with possessing material that could be used to commit terror attacks such as Paris, London and Strasbourg.[3] He was charged again in February 2003 in France over an alleged plot to concoct a weapon from chemicals. These charges were later dropped for him. On December 16, 2004 in Paris, France, Kadri was convicted and sentenced in absentia to 6 years imprisonment for his role in the 2000 Strasbourg plot. The short prison term suggest that Kadre played a secondary role in the plot. On June 22, 2006 Kadre was extradited to France from UK.[4] Three other men from central and north London were also arrested on 9 November the same day. Two of them were released on police bail and the third was freed with no further action.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

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