Criminal Law

Morocco: “Legal” Restrictions on the Freedom of Expression

On April 25, Al-Hoceima Court in north Morocco issued a four-year prison sentence against one of the figureheads of Hirak Al-Rif, Rabih Al-Ablaq, convicting him of “disrespecting the king.” Al-Ablaq had shared posts and videos on Facebook that criticized King Mohammed VI.  In a similar case, the First Court in Casablanca sentenced poet and blogger …

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