Casablanca bombers get 20 years jail

A court in Rabat has sentenced in absentia five men to 20 years each in prison on "terrorist" charges in connection with suicide attacks in Casablanca in May.

    Forty-five people died in the Casablanca attacks in May

    The five defendants, who are subject to an international arrest warrant issued by Morocco, include a Briton of Moroccan origin and two men from Arab countries, legal sources said on Friday.

    Their names and countries of origin have not been revealed. The Moroccan-born British man is Mohamed Guerbouz who lives in London. 

    They were sentenced in absentia under the country's anti-terrorism laws for "setting up a criminal association with the aim of preparing and committing terrorist acts, fundraising for terrorist operations and forgery and use of forgeries." 

    Moroccan press reports said one of the five, Moroccan Karim
    Mejjati, was allegedly involved in setting up "terrorist cells in
    Morocco and Saudi Arabia". 

    Forty-five people died in the suicide attacks in Casablanca on
    16 May.

    SOURCE: AFP


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