Moroccan journalist awaits verdict March 12

Moroccan journalist Omar Radi, who faces a year in prison for "contempt of court" after publishing a critical tweet, advocates freedom of expression during his trial in Casablanca Thursday.

A new press code, which came into force in 2016, exempts journalists from prison sentences, but it is enough for prosecutions to be brought under the criminal code to circumvent this provision.

But Radi will have to wait until next Thursday for his verdict.

"I replied and insisted that I was practising my…

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