Justice – Morocco : Up to 12 Years in Prison against 8 Convicts on Terror Charges

Salé’s appeal court gave on Thursday verdicts ranging from 1 to 12 years in prison without remission against eight people sued in separate terror cases.

The Court sentenced to twelve years imprisonment with no remission one person, another person to two eight years, while another individual got 6 years in prison, for forming a criminal gang as part of a collective plot seeking to seriously undermine public order and defending ISIS terror acts via Facebook and theft.

The three individuals were arrested last May in Tetouan for preparing explosive devices, threatening churches, synagogues, hotels and police stations by bladed weapons and explosives and bank robbery attempts to fund terrorist acts.

Search operations helped seize electronic equipment (cell phones, batteries…) used in remote-controlled explosion, according to the public prosecutor’s office.

In another case, the Court sentenced a man to 5 years in prison for attempting to carry out terror acts in Morocco, including at Mawazine festival, and defending ISIS via Facebook.

The man was arrested on May 19, 2017, in possession of cell phones and material used in the manufacture of explosive devices.

In another cases, a defendant was sentenced to four years in prison, another one to three years in prison, while a third individual got two years in prison.

The Court also sentenced another person to one year’s imprisonment and a fine of 5,000 dirhams.

The court also decided to postpone to Jan.18, 2018, and Jan. 25, 2018, the verdict in 14 terrorism-related cases, as requested by the defense.


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