30 December 2012

Morocco: Rabat Court Jails M20F Activist

Rabat — A Rabat court sentenced Driss Bouterrada, a member of the youth-led February 20 Movement (M20F), to one year in prison, the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) told AFP on Friday (December 28th).

Bouterrada was arrested on December 10th for drug trafficking and possession.

"We are here to demand the liberation of Driss Bouterrada and the release of all the political prisoners," AMDH chief Khadija Ryadi said during a M20F protest on December 23rd.

According to Ryadi, Bouterrada was prosecuted for his links to the M20F group. His lawyer Ismail Ammar claimed that the case was politically motivated.

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