Persecution of journalists
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

Journalists protest Algeria Algerian journalists protest state persecution on World Press Freedom Day

A sustained and systematic campaign by the Algerian government has targeted journalists and news portals critical of its policies. Several journalists have been arbitrarily detained or face judicial persecution  

Algerian journalist sentenced Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni sentenced to three years in prison for Facebook posts

An Algiers court handed journalist Khaled Drareni a three-year prison sentence. The verdict has been widely condemned by human rights groups and Hirak movement protesters

Journalists tortured by police in Pakistan Torture of journalists triggers protests in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan State

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement called it completely unacceptable for representatives of the security forces to commit acts of torture against journalists reporting from the region

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