Moroccan journalist Omar Radi summoned by police days after Israeli spyware allegations

Moroccan journalist Omar Radi. / DR
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Moroccan journalist Omar Radi was summoned, Wednesday, to the police days after an investigation by Amnesty International alleged that he had been targeted with an Israeli-made spyware.

Radi wrote on his Twitter account that he will appear, Thursday, before the National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ). The journalist published a photo of the summon with a caption saying : «I will be there tomorrow».

The royal public prosecutor at Casablanca’s court of appeal said in a statement that Radi had been summoned for «being a suspect of obtaining funds from foreign sources related to intelligence groups».

For the record, the Moroccan authorities arrested Omar Radi on December 26, 2019, because of a critical tweet published in April. On March 17, he was sentenced to a four-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 500 dirhams.

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