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Islamist plotters are sentenced

October 17, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A criminal court handed down jail sentences of up to 30 years to members of an Islamist cell that plotted to blow up Morocco's busiest port with homemade explosives, the state news agency MAP reported.

After one of the country's biggest terrorism trials of recent years, the criminal court near Rabat sentenced 45 men to terms of two to 30 years. One female suspect, who gave birth while in prison, was given a suspended sentence.

They all denied the charges, which included establishment of a criminal gang with the aim of committing terrorist acts, the making of explosives, forgery and failure to denounce terrorism.

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