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Morocco: Jailed Journalist Stuck in Abusive Solitary

Expand Taoufik Bouachrine (Via Facebook)   (New York) – Moroccan prison authorities have held an imprisoned journalist in a form of abusive solitary confinement for more than a year, Human Rights Watch said today. A first instance court sentenced Taoufik Bouachrine, publisher of Akhbar el-Youm, one of the country’s last opposition newspapers, to 12 years in prison in November 2018. He was convicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault in a trial that some, including the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, concluded was marred by due-process violations. Since his detention…

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