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Eleven jailed in Morocco over terror charges

In another case, three convicts were sentenced three years, while four were given two years for "praising acts that constitute terrorism offences and glorifying a terror group."

By: IANS | Rabat | Published: October 29, 2017 11:23:11 am

A Moroccan court has sentenced 11 persons to a maximum of 10 years in prison over terror-related charges. The main defendant was given 10 years in prison, while three others were sentenced eight, six and five years respectively for “forming a gang to commit terrorist attacks, praising acts that constitute terrorism and glorifying a terror group,” Xinhua reported on Saturday citing the Moroccan Hespress.com news site.

In another case, three convicts were sentenced three years, while four were given two years for “praising acts that constitute terrorism offences and glorifying a terror group,” the same source added. In 2015, Morocco adopted a new bill under the Law 86-14, posing stricter charges on praising terrorism. The law stipulates two to six years of prison for “praising acts that constitute terrorism offences” as well as “propaganda, praising, or promoting a terrorist or a terrorist group, gang, or entity”.

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