Moroccans protest detention of journalist who criticized court ruling on Twitter

Several hundred protesters demonstrated in the Moroccan capital Rabat over the weekend against the arrest of journalist and activist Omar Radi, who was detained for criticising a court ruling on Twitter in April.

He was taken into custody on Thursday and his trial began the same day. He had castigated a magistrate's verdict against members of "Hirak", a protest movement who were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

"The pressure on journalists is not new, and the examples of Mahdaoui and Bo…

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