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Moroccan Islamists Sentenced to Death

A court in Morocco has imposed death sentences on 10 alleged members of a radical Islamic group which is suspected of involvement in the Casablanca suicide attacks. The appeal court in Casablanca also handed down prison sentences – ranging from 12 months to life – to another 21 members of Salafia Jihadia. None of the accused were involved in the May bombings, which killed more than 40 people. They were already in prison awaiting trial, having been arrested on charges ranging from murder to belonging to a criminal gang. Lawyers for the men said they were not given a fair trial and are launching an appeal. Salafia Jihadia has been identified by the Moroccan authorities as the main organisation behind the Casablanca attacks. Full Story

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