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MESA Pens Letter Protesting Ongoing Mistreatment of Moroccan Scholar


Photo credits to Middle East Studies Association.


The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) has penned their fourth letter to Moroccan authorities condemning the ongoing mistreatment of Dr. Maati Monjib, a Moroccan scholar of history and human rights activist. Most recently on March 1, 2023, Monjib was suspended from his professorship at Mohammed V University. The suspension comes after years of harassment and retribution from the Moroccan government. According to MESA, Monjib’s “bank account and other assets have been frozen, and he has been denied the right to travel, to see his family, seek medical attention or pursue his professional activities abroad.”


We at Endangered Scholars Worldwide (ESW) call upon all international organizations, academic and professional associations, and other groups and individuals devoted to the promotion and defense of human rights and academic freedom to read, sign, and circulate MESA’s letter regarding Dr. Maati Monjib. The letter is linked below.



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