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Morocco: 72-year-old Activist Jailed for Supporting Prisoners

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Morocco, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Law, Protest

Moroccan authorities just jailed 72-year-old activist Mohamed Bougrine for supporting prisoners who had been jailed for “attacking values in the Islamic kingdom”, according to this Middle East Online [1] article. The Morocco Report [2] writes:
“So wait a minute. This guy, Bougrine, who had been to jail before during the days of the protectorate, is apparently just a supporter of these prisoners…he didn’t actually attack religious values (whatever that means). So now it’s a crime to have an opinion?”