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Tunisian NGOs call on Rabat to release Maati Monjib


#Tunisian NGOs on #Wednesday called on the #Moroccan authorities to release human rights defender #Maati #Monjib, who was in pre-trial detention on #Tuesday in a “money laundering” case.

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The 22 organizations including the #Tunisian #League for the #Defense of #Human #Rights and the #Organization against #Torture in #Tunisia condemned “the use of justice to persecute this eminent #Moroccan scholar and writer” for a “political” matter and ” unfair ”.

They demanded his release.

#Mr. #Monjib was remanded in custody on #Tuesday in #El #Arjat prison, in the suburbs of #Rabat.

#At the beginning of #October, the writer had been suspected of “money laundering” after the seizure of the public prosecutor’s office by a specialized unit for “an inventory of significant transfers of funds and a list of real estate” which “do not correspond to the usual declared income. by #Mr. #Monjib and members of his family ”.

The 60-year-old human rights defender then said on his #Facebook page that the facts were “not new” and already appeared in the indictment of a trial for “financial embezzlement” and ” state security ”, opened in #November 2015 and postponed several times since.

#Lire aussi: #Maati #Monjib placé en détention préventive

“I am innocent”, added this writer, affirming that the aim of these prosecutions was to punish him because of a recent statement on the radio in which he spoke of the “role of the #General #Directorate of #Territorial #Surveillance (DGST , internal intelligence) in the repression of opponents and the management of political and media affairs in #Morocco ”.

#In the trial opened in 2015, #Mr. #Monjib is being prosecuted along with six other journalists and human rights activists.

#Maati #Monjib has already received the support of several international human rights organizations who have called for the charges to be dropped.



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https://www.h24info.ma/maroc/des-ong-tunisiennes-appellent-rabat-a-liberer-maati-monjib/

##Tunisian #NGOs #call ##Rabat #release ##Maati ##Monjib

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