A report of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention considers that “the deprivation of liberty of journalist Bouachrine is contrary to articles 9, 14 and 19 of the International Bill of Human Rights”.
According to this report, the content of which has reached Daily Morocco, the Moroccan government is asked to do what is necessary to ensure that the detainee “regains his freedom and is compensated for the harm suffered”. Just as the UN Working Group insists that firm decisions are made against those responsible for this arbitrary detention.
In the event that Bouachrine regains his freedom, the Executive of the Kingdom is also obliged to inform the UN body and to inform him of the type of compensation decided for which the journalist has full right.
It should be remembered that Taoufik Bouachrine, editor of the daily Akhbar Al Yaoum, was sentenced in November last year to 12 years in prison and a large fine, including on charges of “trafficking in human beings”.