Morocco detains, summons media workers after publisher held

Morocco detains, summons media workers after publisher heldMoroccan police on Saturday detained a journalist and summoned for questioning two employees from an independent media group, a day after its outspoken publisher was detained, his newspaper said. Prominent publisher and journalist Taoufiq Bouachrine, known for editorials critical of authorities in the North African country, was arrested Friday during a raid by 20 plainclothed policemen on the Akhbar al-Yaoum daily in Casablanca. Bouachrine, 49, has faced repeated legal cases in the past for allegedly defaming officials.



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