Friday, January 29, 2010

HRW raps Morocco on rights record

Middle East Online, January 28, 2010

The press freedom has deteriorated in Morocco

Leading rights watchdog judges ‘very serious’ human rights situation in neighbouring Algeria.

RABAT – Morocco is one of the most open countries in North Africa but its human rights record deteriorated last year, a leading rights watchdog said Wednesday as it presented its annual report on Morocco.

“It has been one of the pioneers in human rights” in the region, said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch (HRW), but the situation had “globally deteriorated” in 2009.

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