Moroccan historian Monjib launches hunger strike

A Moroccan historian and rights activist who was jailed in January has begun a hunger strike, supporters and a legal representative said. Maati Monjib, 60, declared that he had begun the hunger strike on Thursday, a statement by his supporters said on Friday. Morocco’s prisons authority described reports of Monjib’s hunger strike as “false”. But a member of his legal team, who said he visited Monjib in prison on Friday, told AFP that the activist had indeed embarked on the course of action. A Moroccan court sentenced Monjib on January 27 to one year in prison for fraud and undermining state se…

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