In Morocco: Trial of suspected Al Qaeda members postponed
The trial of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives has been put off until January 28th by the Casablanca court of appeal in Morocco.
The decision was made following a request fielded by Mahfoudbillah Ahmed, member of the Casablanca bar, on the grounds that some defense attorneys were not available, according to Magreb Arabe Presse.
Mahfoudbillah's intervention was requested following the stepping down of two defense lawyers, who expressed surprise over the change of court members, asking for the adjournment of the trial.
The defendants, three Saudis and seven Moroccans, were arrested in June and are accused of preparing terrorist acts in Morocco and against Western ships crossing the Gibraltar strait. (Albawaba.com)
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