Jailed Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike

Jailed Moroccan journalist Soulaimane Roussani has ended a hunger strike following being admitted to hospital, said his lawyer.

Roussani had been refusing food for 122 days as a protest against what he said was the “injustice” dealt to him.

The lawyer representing him, Mohamed Messaoudi said the prison doctor warned Raissouni on Saturday that he would die unless he started eating.

Raissouni was detained more than a year ago and was sentenced last month to five months in prison for indecent assault, a charge he has denied.

His supporters say the charges are politically motivated.

A number of journalists in Morocco have been prosecuted for alleged sex crimes.

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