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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Morocco attacks Al Jazeera for reporting protests and deaths in Sidi Ifni

Nothing surprising I'd say, considering the poor record of Morocco in human rights and freedom of speech, the curious thing is that it has decided only to attack Al Jazeera and not the other media (both Moroccan and international) that reported on the same incidents and deaths.

Apparently four (or maybe up to eight) people from the impoverisehd southern coastal town were killed by the Moroccan police, while many others had to flee to the mountains for their lifes, after protests caused by extreme poverty.

Hassan Rachidi, Al Jazeera's Arabic bureau chief in Morocco is on trial accused of broadcasting false information.

More: 'Al Jazeera: No apology to Rabat'.

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