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Al-Hasani at Risk of Unfair Trial After Wrongful Deportation From Morocco

(Beirut) – Saudi officials should immediately make public the whereabouts and condition of a Saudi-Australian man forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia in March 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. No information has emerged about the situation of Osama al-…
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US Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty Doesn’t Change Territory’s Status

(New York) – Morocco has cracked down on pro-independence activists in Western Sahara after an incident at a border crossing on November 13, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The incident re-ignited the long-stalled conflict between Morocco and the…
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Free Everyone Imprisoned Over Peaceful Comments

(New York/Rabat) – Moroccan authorities have since September 2019 arrested and prosecuted at least 10 activists, artists, or other citizens who did nothing but peacefully express critical opinions via Facebook posts, YouTube videos, or rap songs, Human…
Human rights activists shout slogans as they protest against a "campaign of repression" targeting posters on social networks and in support of freedom of expression, in the Moroccan capital Rabat on January 9, 2020.
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Sentenced for ’Disobedience’ Over Call to Protest

(Beirut) – Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur who was sentenced to two years in prison in violation of his right to free speech and review his conviction given its abusive nature, Human Rights Watch said today. An appeal of Soufian al-Nguad’…
Soufian al-Nguad, from his Facebook account.
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3 Years in Prison for Government Critic

(Tunis) – A Moroccan court has sentenced a prominent journalist to three years in prison on a dubious charge of failing to report a security threat, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities have repeatedly prosecuted Hamid El Mahdaoui, known for…
Screenshot of a video of Moroccan journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui, on his YouTube channel.