Morocco Arrests Journalist And YouTuber; Singapore Defends Fake News Law — Activist Post – December 30, 2019

By Aaron Kesel

(Activist Post)  All over the world there has been a crackdown of freedom of the press and speech. Now, Morocco has arrested a journalist and YouTuber for criticizing their King, amid Singapore defending its Orwellian fake news law.

Morocco has arrested YouTuber Mohamed Sekkaki and journalist Omar Radi in two separate cases for criticizing the Moroccan King Mohammed VI and making comments about a court decision and the judge in charge of the case against the leaders of the Hirak protest movement, New Indian Express reported.

The YouTuber Mohamed Sekkaki, known as “Moul Kaskita,” was sentenced by a court in the western city of Settat to four years in prison for “insulting the King,” his lawyer Mohamed Ziane told AFP.

In a separate case, a Moroccan journalist and activist was charged and detained over a tweet that criticized a court decision, his defense council told AFP. →

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