Prison sentence reduced for Moroccan rights activist


Human rights activist Rida Benotmane has had his prison sentence reduced from three years to eighteen months by the Rabat Court of Appeal, his defence lawyer said on February 21st. Benotmane was sentenced after being found guilty of charges including “insulting organised bodies” related to posts on Facebook and YouTube.

Benotmane is a member of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH). He was arrested on 9 September last year, after being questioned about posts on social media dating back to 2021.


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