Journalist Hamid El M sentenced to one year in prison

The Court of appeal in Al Hoceima disagreed with the previous conviction.

The Court of appeal in Al Hoceima sentenced El Mahdahoui (Administrator of the Web site badil.info) today to a year in jail after a hearing lasting more than 4 hours. The journalist was initially on 25 July to three months imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 dirhams.

Hamid Ebrahimi was prosecuted under the Penal Code for "urging citizens to break the law" and "participation in the Organization of a prohibited demonstration". Ebrahimi was arrested on July 20 in Al Hoceima i.v.m. a banned demonstration by the Ministry of Interior of the Hirak, reports H24info.

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