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After long jail term, Moroccan journalist hit by heavy damages award

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Morocco’s judicial harassment of the journalist Taoufik Bouachrine, who was ordered to pay 1.4 million dirhams (130,000 euros) in libel damages to two government ministers on appeal yesterday. Last month, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison on sexual assault charges. The publisher of the Arabic-language daily Akhbar al-Youm, Bouachrine was originally ordered to pay 450,000 dirhams (45,000 euros) in damages for claiming that the agricultu

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