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HRD Attack

7 Oct 2020

Maâti Monjib - Moroccan Association for Investigative Journalism (MAIJ)

Incident date
Oct. 7, 2020
Date accuracy
All Correct
Maâti Monjib
Male
Moroccan Association for Investigative Journalism (MAIJ)
Press; media
Lawsuits & regulatory action
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Morocco
NSO Group Israel Security companies, Technology, telecom & electronics
Other actors

Sources

Maâti Monjib is is the President of Freedom Now, an association that works to defend freedom of expression and journalism in Morocco. He is also a co-founder and a member of the Moroccan Association for Investigative Journalism (MAIJ), an association that works on exposing corruption issues in the country. On 7 October 2020, he was summoned for an investigation in which he is suspected of carrying out money laundering. The defender argues that the trial, as well as attacks on him and his family by intelligence-linked media, is in response to his anti-corruption activities and his criticism of the Moroccan intelligence service. He exposed its role in espionage using Pegasus Spyware (developed by the NSO Group), which was installed on his phone and on the phone of arrested journalist Omar Radi.