Human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Maati Monjib was provisionally released on 23 March, but the charges against him have not been dropped. On 29 December 2020, Moroccan authorities arrested Maati Monjib and held him in arbitrary detention, after a Rabat court convicted him of “threatening the internal security of the State,” and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment. His conviction was in retaliation for his critical stance towards the authorities and his work promoting the right to freedom of expression. Following his release, Maati Monjib has kept up his fight for human rights in Morocco.
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