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Moroccan top Journalist probing corruption arrested on rape charge


Police in Morocco have arrested an investigative journalist on charges of rape and receiving foreign funds with the aim of harming state security.

The arrest of Omar Radi comes after he had been summoned for police questioning many times in recent weeks over allegations that he had received money linked to foreign intelligence – which he has denied.

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The charge of rape against Mr Radi has only just emerged – Moroccan state news says a woman has filed a complaint of indecent assault involving violence and rape.

Human rights groups have previously accused the Moroccan authorities of intimidation against Mr Radi, who has investigated corruption among the elite.

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Source: BBC


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