Two Banned Moroccan Journalists Granted Amnesty

Published May 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Two Moroccan journalists, condemned of libel, have been set free to practice journalism after they were granted a royal amnesty, said Tuesday. 

The agency said that Mustapha Alaoui, manager of "Al Ousboue" weekly, and Khalid Mechbal, editor-in-chief of "Achamal" weekly, who were ordered by court to stop journalism for three years, were condemned last April in a libel case filed by Moroccan foreign affairs and cooperation minister.  

Alaoui was also sentenced to a 3 month-prison term and Mechbal to a suspended 6-month prison term, in addition to fines and compensation to the plaintiff - 


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