Moroccan authorities detained human rights activist al-Muti Monjib

On December 29th, 2020, the Moroccan authorities arrested the human rights activist, al-Muti Monjib, from a restaurant in Rabat, on charges connected to money laundering.
Crown prosecutor, at the initiative court in Rabat, stated on October 7th, 2020 that “In compliance with Article 18 of Law No. 43.05, the Public Prosecution had received a referral from the Financial Information Processing Unit, which includes an archive of significant financial transactions and a list of a number Of the real estate assists, which were the target of permits accused of not being commensurate with the daily profit claimed by al-Muti Monjib and his family members”
Observers see that Monjib’s detention comes as a settlement for being an activist in popular demonstrations, especially that he had stated, when the authorities opened the case, that “These accusations are a punishment for a media statement I made about the internal intelligence suppression of oppositions”



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