The editor of the daily newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum, Suleiman Raissouni is facing a possible ten-year jail sentence under article 485 of the penal code on a charge of “Indecent assault with violence and kidnapping” that a young activist in the LGBTQ community brought against him. Detained provisionally since 22 May 2020. Raissouni insists that he is innocent and that the case is a political reprisal for his articles, which are often very critical of the monarchy and the security services.
Prison locale de Oukacha
Rue Haouza. Ain Sebaa
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