Kamel Daoudi was born on 08/03/1974 in Algeria. His father worked in France and in 1979 all the family emigrated from Algeria to France.
Kamel Daoudi grew up in a middle class suburb of Paris and was considered a good pupil in school. After 1992, when the civil war breached out in Algeria, Kamel Daoudi began to resent the French government because "France did everything possible to ensure that Algeria would not be an Islamic stateĒ.
At the early 90sí Kamel Daoudiís family suffered also from decline in its income and was forced to move to a lower working class suburbs which made him bitter about the French society. He joined the Takfir wal-hijra group led by Jamel Beghal.
In the late 90sí Kamel Daoudi graduated in France as an engineer and a computer expert and ran a government-subsidized computer internet cafe in a Paris suburb.
In 2000 and 2001 Kamel Daoudi went through training in Al Qaedaís camps in Afghanistan and was qualified in handling explosives.
Kamel Daoudi was arrested on 09/29/2001 in connection with the US Paris Embassy plot, after he was deported from London, where he was detained, on 09/25/2010, following the arrest of Brahim Benmerzouga and Baghdad Meziane (see - Brahim and Baghdad). According to the indictment, he used the internet cafť to communicate with Al Qaeda and was supposed to assemble the car bomb for the attack.
Kamel Daoudiís trial, alongside 5 more defendants in the US Paris Embassy case, began on 01/04/2005 in Paris. On 03/15/2005 Kamel Daoudi was convicted on all charges against him in Paris and was sentenced to 9 years in jail.
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