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Maâti Monjib


Setups and Slander against Morocco's Dissidents: Sex, Drugs, Money, and Videos

[Image of a 2011 protest in Morocco. Image by Imrane Binoual/Wikimedia Commons]

A series of cases have touched resistance leaders and activists who participated or supported the 20 February Movement, from al-Adl wal-Ihsane (AWI) Islamists to members of secular institutions. Sex, financial, or drug scandals: for each activist, a "crime" was deployed to play on a taboo of their ideology in order to discredit and undermine the Moroccan version of the "Arab Spring."  On 17 March, a dozen plainclothes police officers arrested Hicham ...

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Maâti Monjib

Maâti Monjib is a historian and author of La Monarchie marocaine et la lutte pour le pouvoir, L’Harmattan, Paris, 1992. He is also the president of Freedom Now, a Moroccan committee for the protection of freedom of the press and freedom of expression.