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Jailed Moroccan journalist ready to end long hunger strike

Date: Aug 4, 2021

The lawyer of a jailed Moroccan journalist, Soulaimane Raissouni, says his client is ready to suspend his 118 -day hunger strike, but that he must be taken to hospital.

Raissouni's health is said to have deteriorated sharply. He was detained more than a year ago, and convicted of indecent assault last month.

Raissouni denies the allegation. His supporters say it's part of a politically motivated defamation campaign.

He is one of a number of Moroccan journalists who've been prosecuted for alleged sex crimes.



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