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Group “Moroccan women against political arrest” calls for immediate release of all journalists and political detainees

The group “Moroccans women against political detention” called for the immediate release of all political detainees in Morocco, and to stopping the political arrest and systematic repression of free voices, including many young activists on social networking sites, including those who are in solidarity with political detainees, especially the political detainee Nourreddine El Aouadj, who was regularly attending solidarity protests.

In this context, the group said that it received with great satisfaction the decision of the court of Tangier to grant temporary release to political detainee Fatima Zahra Ould Belaid.

The group confirmed in a statement that the period spent by the activist in prison since her arrest on November 25 last year was arbitrary, noting that her judicial follow-up, which will resume on February 14, has political backgrounds as a retaliation as her activism and positions opposing state policy.

“Moroccans against political detention” announced its continued follow-up to the trial of Fatima Zahra Ould Belaid until she achieves her full freedom, renewing its demand for the release of the political detainee Hajer El Nali, who was sentenced by the same court arbitrarily three months in force on December 15 last year after being detained a month earlier, on November 14, in a peaceful protest.

The group called for the immediate release of all political prisoners and ending the political arrest and systematic repression of free voices, including many young activists on social networking sites, including those who are in solidarity with political prisoners, especially the political prisoner, who was constantly present at the solidarity vigils, Noureddine al-Awaj.

The group saluted journalist Slimane El Raissouni for his valuable and accurate argument in his last trial session on January 17, where he refuted all the charges against him, condemning the denial by the court of his right to hear the witnesses of the denials that his defense demanded to be called, which constitutes a flagrant violation of fair trial standards.

She expressed solidarity with journalist Omar El Radi, denouncing the lengthening of his trial at the expense of his freedom and health, which also constitutes a flagrant violation of fair trial standards.

The group also deplored the poor conditions of detention of journalists Omar El Radi and Slimane El Raissouni, which are contrary to international humanitarian law by imposing isolation on them since their arrest and preventing them from communicating despite being in the same prison.

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