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Morocco - Jail terms for king's online critics upheld on appeal

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled that an appeal court in Salé (a city near Rabat) yesterday added six months to the one-year jail sentence that 18-year-old student Walid Bahomane received last month on a charge of “attacking the nation's sacred values” for posting content on Facebook making fun of the king. The young netizen will now have to spend a total of 18 months in prison. The three-year jail sentence that Abdelsamad Haydour received last month on the same charge, for criticizing (...)

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