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A Moroccan policeman guards a checkpoint on January 11, 2017. Four local journalists were recently handed suspended sentences in Morocco, and a foreign journalist was expelled. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

Morocco hands local journalists suspended prison sentences, expels Dutch journalist

On January 2, 2018, a court in Rabat, Morocco’s capital, charged four local journalists with disclosing unpublished information concerning a parliamentary commission of inquiry, according to one of the journalists, Mohammed Ahdad, who spoke with CPJ. On March 27, 2019, the court gave each journalist a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 10,000…

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Passengers store their electronic items in their suitcases and bags when arriving at the Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport on Thursday, March 29, 2017. Moroccan authorities detained British reporter Saeed Kamali Dehghan on September 27, and then expelled him from Morocco. (AP/ Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Moroccan authorities detain, expel British journalist

New York, September 29, 2017–Moroccan authorities should lift any restriction on journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghan’s ability to travel to the country, and allow all journalists to report freely on matters of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Plainclothes policemen on September 27 detained Dehghan while he was reporting on the anti-corruption Al-Hirak…

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