Moroccan journalists and human rights activists are in solidarity with the arrested journalists Omar Radi and Suleiman Raissouni.
This solidarity is represented by a symbolic hunger strike that will last for one day.
Last Friday, the families of the two journalists issued a statement saying that Radi and Raissouni went on a hunger strike. “We regret informing the public opinion that the detainee Suleiman Raissouni has began a water strike; in addition to his hunger strike that was previously announced, as decided by the detainee Omar. Al-Radi is also implementing the decision to go on hunger strike.”
The statement added: “We, as families of the detainees; consider the entry of journalists Suleiman and Omar in an open strike on food and water – for Suleiman – a result of the injustice that befell them from security, media and judicial harassment; and because of their despair to receive justice and to put an end to their pretrial detention; that lasted for a year for Suleiman, and over 8 months for Omar.”
Finally, the statement indicated that the two families tried by all means to discourage them to take this decision; especially that it deteriorated alarmingly their health and that each of them suffers from an illness.