Moroccan Journalists on Probation

Saeed Ben Jabali
27/10/2009

The court of First Instance in Rabat sentenced one year imprisonment suspended sentence and a fine of ten thousand dirhams against the editor of” Al Jareeda AlOula” and three months imprisonment suspended sentence and a fine of five thousand dirhams against the journalist Bushra Daow.
Both journalists were pursued "spreading false news and bad faith allegations and the facts are incorrect and to participate in it," according to chapters 42 and 68 of the press law.
on 27/8/2009, ”Al Jareeda AlOula” published (on issue # 394), an article for Bushra about the illness of King Mohammed VI