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Maati Monjib has suspended his hunger strike following a court decision to allow him to travel outside of Morocco. His thank you letter to the community

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Dear friends,

I don’t know how to thank you for the support you gave me over the past couple of weeks.

I have suspended my hunger strike on 29 October at 12.00 (noon) after the decision of the tribunal to give me back my freedom to travel outside of Morocco. But my battle is not yet over because I have been summoned to the tribunal (the Tribunal de Premiere Instance of Rabat) on 19 November with six friends of mine, most of whom are journalists. Several of us, including my colleagues Samad Lach and Hicham Mansouri and I myself, have been accused of destabilizing state security based on article 206 of the Moroccan Penal Code.

I drew the strength to physically hold on during these past weeks in the strength of my morale. It is partly to each one of you that I owe this, through your friendship and your solidarity expressed through your messages and the support actions that you took individually and together with the International Support Committee. All this was an encouragement to me, and it was great support; and I was deeply touched.

I will forever be grateful to you for that; and I would like to convey my deep friendship to you.


November 12 2015