Jailed Moroccan journalist ready to end long hunger strike

The lawyer of a jailed Moroccan journalist, Soulaimane Raissouni, says his client is ready to suspend his 118 -day hunger strike, but that he must be taken to hospital.

Mr Raissouni’s health is said to have deteriorated sharply.

He was detained more than a year ago, and convicted of indecent assault last month.

Mr Raissouni denies the allegation.

His supporters say it’s part of a politically motivated defamation campaign.

He is one of a number of Moroccan journalists who’ve been prosecuted for alleged sex crimes.

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