Omar Radi
Moroccans vote amid calls for boycott of elections over repression and lack of democratic space

The elections are being held under the 2011 constitution. Many sections of society, including the Democratic Way party, have pointed out that the process promotes a fake democracy and enshrines tyranny

Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike against illegal detention after 122 days

Soulaimane Raissouni’s trial has been called “unfair” and one of the many “arbitrary and abusive prosecutions” by the Moroccan authorities against journalists critical of the government

Moroccan journalist Suleiman Raissouni’s health deteriorates severely after 112 days of hunger strike

Raissouni was held in pre-trial detention for more than a year before he was eventually convicted and sentenced to five years in prison on sexual assault charges following a trial termed “flawed” and “not justice” by human rights groups

Moroccan journalist Omar Radi sentenced to six years in prison

Radi was arrested in July 2020 on charges including sexual assault and espionage, which have been termed as politically motivated by rights groups. His colleague Imad Stitou was also convicted for “participation in rape” and sentenced to one year in prison

World Press Freedom Day: “Tyranny is not destiny, freedom has to be achieved”

On World Press Freedom Day, we look at the situation of journalists and of the press in different countries in the Arab-Maghreb region

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