Morocco detains rights activist concerning alleged money laundering

Historian and human rights activist Maati Monjib joins a growing list of dissident fighters detained lately. Before he had been taken in custody, he’d described the allegations as”politically motivated”

The detention of this 60-year-old Monjib has been verified in a statement Wednesday from the public prosecutor’s office.

He had been picked up Tuesday in a restaurant in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, based on Abdellatif El Hamamouchi, a part of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights. He explained on Facebook he was Monjib once the historian was arrested.

Rabat prosecutors said three weeks back they had been exploring Monjib’s alleged involvement in money laundering. He’s denied wrongdoing.