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Moroccan Twin Girls Sentenced for Terror

Imane and Sanae al-Ghariss, 14-year-old twins, told a religious leader that they wanted to blow up the liquor aisle of a supermarket. The leader turned them in and the girls were sentenced to five years in prison. Morocco, an important U.S. ally in the Arab world, wants to show it is doing its utmost to fight terrorism. But some observers say the crackdown is trampling on human rights. Trials are being held at rapid-fire speed, raising doubts about their fairness. Suspects are coming forward with tales of torture and secret detention, Amnesty International and the International Federation of Human Rights say. Most terrorism suspects are young men being prosecuted in mass trials. Imane and Sanae have captivated Morocco’s attention because they are girls. Full Story

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