Moroccan Historian Maati Monjib Faces Charges for "Receiving Foreign Funds"

Updated: May 1, 2019

Moroccan historian Maati Monjib and six others are now facing trial before the Tribunal of First Instance in the capital Rabat on charges of receiving foreign funds with intent to undermine Moroccan institutions and endanger national security. If sentenced, they face up to five years’ imprisonment.

Their crime was to have organized training sessions using a smartphone app called Story Maker within the Ibn Rochd Center and AMJI with support from the Dutch NGO Free Press Unlimited and to have received funds from abroad to finance this project. The trial is due to start March 23, 2016.