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Morocco/Western Sahara

The authorities responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a new health emergency decree-law, which restricted freedoms of movement, expression and assembly, and used it to prosecute people for criticizing the government’s handling of the crisis or for breaking the emergency measures. Sahrawi human...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Morocco: Denying imprisoned academics and journalists access to read and write violates their right to freedom of expression

At least four journalists and one academic have been denied the right to read and write in Moroccan prisons, Amnesty International said today, as the world observes World Press Freedom Day. According to the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, also known as the...
Europe and Central Asia Asylum

Melilla: Between silence and lies

Sifting through Facebook, Huwaida stumbled upon the footage she was dreading. But it was only when further photos of her uncle Anwar’s lifeless body emerged & a human rights organization on the ground confirmed it, that she knew for sure. Anwar was dead. Anwar from Sudan, was just one of at...