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

Raissouni is a columnist, documentary filmmaker, and the former editor-in-chief of Akhbar al-Youm, an independent daily newspaper. Detained since 2020, he is serving a 5-year prison sentence for sexual… 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 independent press, historian Monjib was detained on December 29, 2020 following a retaliatory investigation against him into alleged money laundering. A month later, Monjib was sentenced… 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 His Moroccan citizenship was revoked… More

Abraham Serfaty

Abraham Serfaty | Status: Deceased | Morocco

Abraham Serfaty is an editor and political activist, jailed for his writing and political activities while he advocated for the independence of Morocco. His voice and work toward liberation… More

One Year in Prison for Editor Critical of Government

PEN International protests the one-year prison sentence and fine handed to Almasae editor Rachid Nini on June 9, 2011, apparently in retaliation for his articles criticizing government policies and… More