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Source: Amnesty International –

The Moroccan authorities are intensifying their crackdown on peaceful voices with a new wave of arbitrary arrests and prosecutions of individuals, including a journalist, rappers and Youtubers, many of whom have been targeted simply for criticizing the King or other officials, said Amnesty International today.

The Moroccan authorities’ concept of a “red line” is essentially a ban on criticising the monarchy or state institutions, which is being used with renewed enthusiasm to target peaceful activists and artists. Youtubers, rappers and journalists now face harsh prison sentences after being targeted with repressive laws