Mona Thwany received a wire for £1,000 shortly after her husband self-detonated in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010. The money was compensation for his botched martyrdom operation from her husband’s co-conspirator, Nasserdine Menni. Menni himself transferred nearly £6,000 to the suicide bomber before the attack, and was convicted in 2012.
Thawny claims she knew nothing of her husband’s activities, and that Menni gave her money because that was “a cultural thing.”
Now Menni is appealing his sentence, and his lawyers are pointing a finger back toward Thawny. Indeed, prosecutors should indict her as well. The evidence they found on her computer may be inconclusive (shades of Katherine Tsarnaev?), but Thawny’s smashing of four telephones with a hammer doesn’t sound like the behavior of a person cooperating with law enforcement.
From The Local on Oct. 31:
The jailed financier of Swedish-Iraqi suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab appeared in Edinburgh High Court on Thursday to appeal his seven-year sentence. His legal team appeared intent on highlighting the widow’s role in the attack…
…[An] audio message left behind by her husband was made with software downloaded to her computer, the defence attorney noted. The message was emailed to the Swedish intelligence service Säpo alongside the national news agency TT.
“She also destroyed three or four telephones with a hammer so their contents couldn’t be reconstructed,” Taylor underlined.
“The bomb in Stockholm was the work of an amateur… which makes it even more significant that the ‘recipe’ for exactly the kind of bomb used in Stockholm, available in a magazine, was found on the widow’s computer,” he said.
Wiring from Christmas lighting found in the widow’s home was used to make the bomb, the lawyer further noted. The widow was taciturn and failed to answer many questions posed to her during the first trial in Glasgow…