Wednesday – January, 27 2021 – 21:19
Amnesty International calls on Morocco to release Maati Monjib immediately and unconditionally.
Today, Wednesday, Amnesty International called on the Moroccan authorities to release historian and human rights activist Maati Monjib, accused of “money laundering”, and to drop the charges against him.
The human rights organization said in a statement that the authorities should immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Maati Monjib, and drop all charges, including those related to a trial that has been ongoing since 2015 in relationship with its work in the field. freedom of expression.
Monjib, 60, was arrested on December 29, 2020, pending investigations into “money laundering” charges. He has also been prosecuted since 2015 for “compromising state security” and suspected of having committed a financial fault in connection with the Ibn Rushd Research Center, which was concerned with supporting investigative journalism and dialogue between Islamists and secularists.
The activist, known for his critical opinions, has confirmed that his prosecution in the present case is based on the same facts as in the case opened since 2015.
However, his hearings in the first case, in which he is being prosecuted along with six other activists, two of whom were granted political asylum in France, have been constantly postponed.