Euromed Rights Search

Three-month prison sentence for youtuber reportedly denouncing authorities’ protection of sex tourism

1 Sep 2021

August/September 2021: Youtuber and activist Jamila Saadan was arrested and sentenced to three months in prison and a fine of 1000 dirhams for suggesting that the authorities failed to combat sex tourism and prostitution activities in a video. According to a legal researcher at Euro-Med Monitor, “the Moroccan authorities’ choosing to arrest and prosecute Saadan is fully consistent with their established policy of restricting freedoms and arbitrarily using the law to punish activists, political opponents, and human rights defenders.”

See MoroccoMail (September 2021), Today in 24 and Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor (August 2021).