Thursday, October 31, 2019

MOROCCO: Detained Journalist in Critical Condition - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, October 30, 2019.

Moroccan journalist Rabie Lablak has been on hunger strike for over 45 days in Tanger 2 prison where he was transferred in April 2019 after being detained in Casablanca prison in May 2017 for his involvement in the Hirak El-Rif protests. 

Lablak is protesting the alleged torture and ill-treatment he has suffered at the hands of Moroccan security officials. Lablak’s hunger strike has continued for more than 45 days while the prison administration denies knowledge of the strike and confirms that Rabie never informed the administration of his strike and that his activities prove he is in good health.