Dozens jailed over Morocco blast

The cafe owner had tried to stop the bomber accessing jihadi websites

A court in Morocco has convicted and sentenced 47 people to up to 30 years in prison over a suicide bombing last year at an internet cafe in Casablanca.
The suicide bomber died in the attack, and three people were wounded.
The state news agency MAP said that the accused had been planning a string of attacks in Casablanca using home-made explosives.
The bombing plot was uncovered by the police investigation that followed the internet cafe bombing.
Slum area
The defendants all denied charges that included forming a criminal gang with the aim of committing terrorist acts, making explosives, theft, forgery and failure to denounce terrorism.
One man was given a 30-year sentence, and 45 others received jail terms of between two and 15 years.
One person received a suspended sentence. Four others were acquitted.
No details were given about their individual roles.
The alleged leader of the plot, Abdelfettah Raydi, detonated an explosive belt in a Casablanca internet cafe to avoid arrest in March 2007, killing only himself.
The cafe's manager said he had tried to stop him viewing jihadist websites.
The blast occurred in a slum area of the city that was home to 13 suicide bombers who carried out a series of co-ordinated suicide bombings in 2003 which left 33 people dead.