LGBTIQ rights activist Rania Amdouni sentenced to six months in prison
4 March 2021: LGBTQI rights activist and woman human rights defender Rania Amdouni was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine. She was arrested on 27 February after she went to the police station to try and formally complain about the online and offline harassment she faced at the hands of police officers. She was charged with “insulting a public officer during the performance of his duty,” “causing embarrassment and disruption,” and “apparent drunkenness,” according to Human Rights Watch. She received a release order on 17 March from the Court of Appeal. Her sentence was suspended while her fine was increased.
See Human Rights Watch, March 2021.