From the November-December 2021 issue of News & Letters
Maâti Monjib, the Moroccan journalist, historian and human rights activist, has begun another hunger strike to demand the return of his French and Moroccan passports so he can travel to France, where he is invited by the University of Tours, and has an appointment with his heart specialist. The situation is urgent. His supporters ask you to write to the Moroccan Consulate and demand his freedom and right to travel.
He was convicted of “fraud” and “undermining state security” by a court in Rabat, Morocco—charges linked to the Moroccan Association for Investigative Journalism, which Monjib co-founded in 2011. His lawyers denounce his “conviction in absentia” after five years of procedure and his “arbitrary detention” since the end of December 2020. Please contact:
Consulate General of Kingdom of Morocco, 10 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016, United States
Consulate General of Kingdom of Morocco, Diamond House, 97-99 Praed St, Tyburnia, London W2 1NT, United Kingdom
Monjib is the publisher of the Arabic edition of Marxism and Freedom by Raya Dunayevskaya (free download). He also edited it and supervised its translation into Arabic. See “Support Maâti Monjib, who is on hunger strike!” for background.
See https://maatimonjib.net/ for more information.