Moroccan court sentences dissident journalist Soulaimane Raissouni to five years imprisonment

A Moroccan court in Casablanca on Friday handed a five-year jail sentence to Moroccan dissident journalist Soulaimane Raissouni on sexual assault charges, which he denies, in a case that outraged human rights advocates in the country. Raissouni has been on a hunger strike for over 80 days to protest his pre-trial detention since May 2020.… Read More Moroccan court sentences dissident journalist Soulaimane Raissouni to five years imprisonment

Morocco arrests dissident activist Maati Monjib on money laundering allegations

A Moroccan judge has ordered a prominent writer and rights activist to be held in custody pending an investigation into money-laundering allegations, in a case that media freedom activists describe as harassment. Maati Monjib, a university historian who writes frequent newspaper editorials, has denied the accusations. His arrest at a restaurant on Tuesday followed the… Read More Morocco arrests dissident activist Maati Monjib on money laundering allegations