Journalists Omar Radi and Souaiman Raissouni went on a hunger strike to protest their detention.
The freedom of the press in Morocco is going through a dark period. Two journalists, Omar Radi and Soulaiman Raissouni, who are known for their excellent commentaries, started a hunger strike at Oukacha Prison in Casablanca a week ago. They have been on a hunger strike for eight and ten months respectively. Began preventive detention.They ask them to be awarded “Temporary Freedom” one left “Fair Trial”, And the hearing has been postponed. On Wednesday, April 14, 120 Moroccan journalists signed a petition stating that they “Very Concerned” As for the fate of MM. Radi and Raissouni condemned “Repeated violations of the presumption of innocence” with “Moroccan defamatory news enjoys impunity”.
This “Defamation News” -Publications related to the security sector-played a key role in the campaign to undermine the reputation of key Moroccan voices through information related to real or hypothetical ethical matters. Support MM’s rally. Radi and Raissouni and other journalists who have been subjected to judicial harassment are scheduled to be held in front of the seat of the Rabat Parliament on Friday, April 16. The friends of the two journalists were particularly shocked by the risks now endangering their health. Mr. Radi lost 10 kilograms in prison, suffering from asthma and Crohn’s disease. As far as Mr. Raissouni is concerned, he has lost 15 kg and he is prone to chronic hypertension.
The lawsuit against two journalists shows that Morocco has a dominant position in freedom of speech. Omar Radi, 34, has been prosecuted for “undermining the external security of the country,” “attacking the internal security of the country,” and “rape,” “indecent assault,” and “evasion of taxes.”
“Morocco’s severe prosecution of key journalists is an important means to contain any challenges.”Human Rights Watch made comments on the occasion of Mr. Radi’s first appearance before the investigating judge in late September. Because of “ Public utilities », and his support for Chirac (the protest movement)’s militants, Chirac (the militant movement) angered the Reeve area in 2016 and 2017.
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