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Moroccan court jails 13 over terror-related crimes

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Rabat, Jan 27 (UITV/IANS) - A Moroccan anti-terror court has sentenced 13 people to between one and five years in prison with no remission in separate terrorism-related cases.

In the first case, the court on Friday sentenced two men to five years in jail for "forming a criminal gang to prepare and perpetrate terror acts as well as praising and attempting to join a terror group".

Last September, Syria handed over one of the two convicts to the Moroccan authorities after he was caught joining the Islamic State group in Damascus.

In another case, the court sentenced a person, who was handed over by Turkey, to three years' imprisonment for his links to terror groups.

The remaining 10 were given jail sentences ranging from one to four years for plotting, inciting and praising terror acts and organisations.