Omar Radi

Radi is an award-winning investigative journalist and activist. He was arrested in December 2019 for a tweet criticizing a verdict against protesters. In March 2020, he was given a… More

Rida Benotmane

Author and journalist Benotmane served a prison sentence from 2007 to 2011 for online posts. He was rearrested in September 2022 for Facebook posts and charged with multiple offenses… More

Saida El-Alami

In March 2022, human rights activist El-Alami was summoned to authorities and interrogated about her Facebook posts. She faced several charges including “insulting a body regulated by law.” She… More

Taoufik Bouachrine

Taoufik Bouachrine

The publisher of Akhbar al-Youm, Bouachrine is known for his editorials and columns criticizing the Moroccan government. He has been targeted in the past for his writing, and was… More

Soulaimane Raissouni

Columnist, documentary filmmaker, and former editor-in-chief of Akhbar al-Youm, Raissouni has been detained since 2020. He is serving a 5-year prison sentence for sexual assault—charges which human rights advocates… More

Abdelkabir Al-Hor

Al-Hor, creator and editor of a news website that is often critical of the Moroccan government, was arrested in 2017 and sentenced to four years in prison in 2018… More

Maati Monjib

Maati Monjib

An advocate for an independent press, historian Monjib was detained on December 29, 2020 following a retaliatory investigation against him into alleged money laundering. A month later, he was… More

Writers at Risk Database

Abraham Serfaty

Political dissident and editor of the literary magazine Souffles, Serfaty endured 17 years of imprisonment and 13 years of exile for his political views. His Moroccan citizenship was revoked… More