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Morocco - Moroccan appeal court upholds editor's prison sentence

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by a Casablanca appeal court yesterday upholding a one-year prison sentence and fine of 1,000 dirhams (90 euros) imposed on Rachid Nini, editor of the daily Al-Massae for disinformation. The journalist, who has served half the sentence, and his legal team refused to attend the hearing, recalling that his original conviction was based charges under the criminal code, not on press law. Nini, held since 28 April, was convicted on 9 June (see (...)

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