September 18, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Morocco to release five prisoners who were allegedly convicted based on false confessions obtained through torture. Six activists were convicted last week in Casablanca for assaulting and insulting police officers during anti-monarchy protests held in July. ...[read more]
November 15, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Hu of Duke University School of Law says that the recently enacted state-level immigration laws go against long-held American ideals and cultural values, which were exemplified in the World War II-era film Casablanca...The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently ...[read more]
April 25, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Thousands of Moroccans engaged in peaceful demonstrations Sunday demanding greater reform in the new constitution expected to be unveiled in June by King Mohammed VI. The protesters, led by the Facebook youth movement Fevrier 20 rejected the king's draft of the new constitution because it was ...[read more]
April 13, 2007
by JURIST Staff
Eight suspected members of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM) were sent for trial Thursday by French investigators for their alleged role in the Casablanca terrorist attacks in May 2003. The suspects have been charged with engaging in a terrorist undertaking and could receive up to ten ...[read more]
January 20, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
A Moroccan criminal appeal court Friday acquitted five former Guantanamo Bay detainees of terrorism charges related to the men's connection with Salafia Jihadia and unrelated to their detention at Guantanamo Bay, where three of the men spent up to 4 1/2 years in US custody. The Salafia Jihadia ...[read more]
February 17, 2006
by Angela Onikepe
A Belgian court has convicted three men for being members of an Islamic group connected to terror attacks in Casablanca in May 2003 and Madrid in March 2004. The men were on trial for their alleged membership in a Belgian cell of the militant Moroccan Islamist Combatant Group (GICM). The case was ...[read more]
November 2, 2005
by Chris Buell
The trial of 13 alleged members of the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group charged with conspiracy in the 2004 Madrid train bombings is set to begin Thursday in Brussels. The suspects, most of whom were arrested last year in Belgium, are accused of providing financial and other support to the Madrid ...[read more]
October 13, 2005
by Jaime Jansen
Following a proposal Monday by UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke, Britain's Parliament on Thursday added 15 terror organizations with suspected links to al Qaeda to a list of 25 organizations already banned under the Terrorism Act 2000. Prominent newly-banned groups include Ansar Al Islam, a g... ...[read more]
July 6, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
A Moroccan court Tuesday sentenced two men, Taoufik Hanouichi and Mohcine Bouarfa, to death for murder in connection with a terrorist group. The trial included 46 other defendants arrested as part of an effort to dismantle militant Islamic networks following a suicide bombing in Casablan... ...[read more]

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