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Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla still in jail as government blocks website

Demonstrators hold signs and posters of Moroccan editor Ali Anouzla during a protest against his arrest in Rabat on 26 September 2013
Demonstrators hold signs and posters of Moroccan editor Ali Anouzla during a protest against his arrest in Rabat on 26 September 2013

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The following is a CPJ blog post by Kamel Labidi, CPJ Guest Blogger:

Moroccan editor Ali Anouzla's arrest on September 17 in connection with an article published on his website has prompted an unprecedented wave of regional and international solidarity with a jailed Arab journalist.

He appeared on Tuesday before an investigating judge in Rabat. The courts examines "terrorism cases," Khadija Riadi, former president of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights and coordinator of the National Committee to Free Anouzla, told me. The judge postponed the hearing to October 30, according to Riadi, and is considering a request to temporarily release Anouzla, according to news reports.

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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