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Moroccan reporter gets one year in jail on sex charges

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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the one-year prison sentence that a court in Rabat passed yesterday on Hajar Raissouni, a journalist with the Arabic-language daily Akhbar al Yaoum, on charges of having an “illegal abortion” and “sexual relations outside marriage.” Held since 30 August, Raissouni has described the charges as “fabricated” and “politically motivated” and says they were above all prompted by her recent articles about persons detained in connecti

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