Abdelsamad Haydour

Abdelsamad Haydour

Location: Taza, Morocco
34° 13' 26.0004" N, 4° 0' 24.0012" W
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 13 Feb 2012

On February 13, a court in the Moroccan city of Taza sentenced 24 year-old student Abdelsamad Haydour to 3 years in jail and a fine of USD 1,200 for criticizing the king of Morocco in a video [ar] posted on YouTube. According to the official state news agency [fr], Mr. Haydour is accused of “attacking the sacred values of the nation.”

According to one Moroccan news website Mr. Haydour had no legal assistance during the hearing and the Court did not appoint a lawyer to defend the accused in accordance with the Moroccan law.

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