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Hounded for demanding change
Nawal Benaissa is a campaigner and leading voice in the popular Hirak movement, a rights group working for social justice and better health services for people living in the Rif region of Morocco. She regularly participates in peaceful protests and speaks out on social media.
Over the course of four months she was arrested four times and ordered to close her Facebook account, which had 80,000 followers.
In February 2018, she was fined and given a 10-month suspended sentence for ‘inciting to commit an offence’.
Nawal is appealing against the ruling, but the intimidation continues.
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