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Algeria journalist jailed Journalist sentenced for covering protests by marginalized Berber community in Algeria

Rabah Kareche of the Liberte daily was arrested on April 19 and kept in pre-trial detention following his articles on the Berber Tuareg tribe community’s demonstrations against land grab

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

Reporters without Borders asks Israel to stop spyware export following Pegasus Project revelations

Several governments have been accused of using the Israeli spyware to snoop on dissidents and journalists in reports published by 17 media organisations worldwide recently

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

Darfur conflict Multiple waves of violence hit Darfur as UN-AU mission starts withdrawal

A peace deal – in effect a power-sharing agreement between the government and the armed rebel groups – has provided no solution to the root causes of the violence in the region, which has spiked after the decision to end the mandate of the UNAMID to protect civilians

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