Morocco’s Interior Ministry bringing criminal charges against local activists for reporting on Domestic Surveillance 

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May 12,Washington:Accordingly Morocco’s Interior Ministry bringing criminal charges against local activists for “preparing, advancing and disseminating” a report by the UK-based NGO Privacy International with respect to government surveillance in the nation, Freedom House discharged the accompanying proclamation:

Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president ,said:”The prosecution of human rights defenders for nothing more than shedding light on electronic surveillance is an attack against the fundamental right of free expression.”He also added:“The report on surveillance should be the basis of public debate about government actions. The harassment of human rights defenders and nongovernmental organizations such as the Moroccan Digital Rights Association (ADN) should end immediately.”

Morocco is rated Party Free in Freedom of the World 2015, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2015, and Partly Free in Freedom on the Net 2014.

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports democratic change, monitors the status of freedom around the World, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

The Oslo Times

 

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