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Morocco: Crackdown on Social Media Critics

(New York/Rabat) – Moroccan authorities have since September 2019 arrested and prosecuted at least 10 activists, artists, or other citizens who did nothing but peacefully express critical opinions via Facebook posts, YouTube videos, or rap songs, Human Rights Watch and the Moroccan Association for Human Rights said today. The authorities should immediately free those who are being detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression and drop the charges. The men face such charges as showing a “lack of due respect for the king,” “defaming state institutions,” and “offending public officials.”…

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