Morocco hands dissident historian one year prison sentence

A Moroccan court has sentenced historian and human rights activist Maati Monjib to one year in prison for fraud and undermining state security, one of his lawyers said Thursday. The ruling was handed down by Rabat’s court of first instance in the absence of the 60-year-old, who remains in pre-trial detention, said Abdelaziz Nouidi. The defence team had not been told the verdict would be issued on Wednesday at a hearing Monjib did not attend, the lawyer told AFP. Monjib was arrested last month after prosecutors said they had seized evidence of money transfers and real estate assets beyond the m…

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