Police arrests Moroccan journalist on rape charge

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Police in Morocco have arrested an investigative journalist on charges of rape and receiving foreign funds with the aim of harming state security.

The arrest of Omar Radi comes after he had been summoned for police questioning many times in recent weeks over allegations that he had received funds linked to foreign intelligence which he has denied.

The charge of rape against Mr Radi has only just emerged, Moroccan state news said that a woman has filed a complaint of indecent assault involving violence and rape.

Human rights groups have previously accused the Moroccan authorities of intimidation against Mr Radi, who’s investigated corruption among the elite.

 

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