Moroccan court increases journalist's jail term to 15 years

A court in Morocco has increased Taoufik Bouachrine's sentence to 15 years in prison for sexual violence.

The head of the independent daily Akhbar al-Yaoum newspaper was sentenced to 12 years in prison for human trafficking, abuse of power for sexual violence, rape and attempted rape.

Bouachrine has repeatedly denied this. His defense denounces what they call a political trial.

"Taoufik Bouachrine maintains his innocence on all charges. He wonders how he could have been charged with such ter…

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