A potpourri of charges. “Morocco jails 15 people convicted of terror links,” from Agence France-Presse:
RABAT: Morocco’s anti-terrorist tribunal has jailed 15 Islamists for between one and four years in three separate cases on conviction of terrorist activity or connections, the MAP news agency reported Friday. The special court in Sale near Rabat sentenced seven people late on Thursday to between one and two years in prison after the prosecution accused them of links to May 2003 attacks in Casablanca which killed 45 people, including 12 suicide bombers. Another group of seven were jailed for four years each after being found guilty of receiving paramilitary training with Algeria’s extremist Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), which was in January renamed the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Those seven, who included a former resident in Belgium and two ex-students in Syria, allegedly wanted to go to Iraq to fight a “holy war.” The 15th case concerned Jawad Tarmil, a Moroccan expelled from Algeria, who was accused of GSPC membership and jailed for two years for forming a criminal group, terrorist activity and serious breaches of public order, MAP reported.