«It is time to free all prisoners of conscience», Moroccan journalist Omar Radi says

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After he appeared for the second time before the Casablanca First Instance Court for a tweet, Moroccan journalist Omar Radi said that «the prosecution of prisoners of conscience must stop».

Quoted by Arabic-language newspaper Alyaoum24, the journalist, who was granted provisional release Tuesday, believes that his prosecution has «embarrassed the Moroccan state».

«I was surprised by the enormous number of people who supported me inside and outside the country; it seems that I am one of the luckiest prisoners of conscience in Morocco», he said. «It is time for the state to release all of these detainees», he added.

Moreover, the journalist revealed that he had been in «an isolation cell for the six days during which he was arrested».

Since his arrest on Thursday, December 26, Omar Radi has been the subject of a solidarity campaign launched in Morocco and abroad.

For the record, Omar Radi is charged with «insulting a judge» through a series of tweets that criticized a judge who confirmed a ruling against Hirak detainees.

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