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Morocco: Further information: Imprisoned academic's life in danger: Maati Monjib

, Index number: MDE 29/3863/2021

On 4 March, Moroccan academic and human rights defender Maati Monjib started a hunger strike, despite suffering a chronic heart condition and diabetes, to protest his detention and his sentencing in absentia to one year in prison in two separate cases brought against him in relation to the exercise of his freedoms of expression and association, following years of unlawful digital surveillance and judicial harassment. On 27 January, Maati Monjib was unjustly sentenced for an earlier case to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 dirhams without undergoing a hearing or receiving a summons or any notifications to his defence team to allow for a fair and proper trial.

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