Police in Morocco have arrested a dissident journalist on charges of espionage and rape.
Omar Radi faces charges of rape a complaint filed by a young woman as well as he has been investigated for “receiving foreign funding,” “undermining the external security of the state” and having connections with foreign spies.
He was called in for questioning for the 10th time since June 24 and placed in custody.
Last year, Radi was arrested for his tweets defending anti-government protesters. At his trial in March, he received a four-month suspended sentence and a $50 (€42) fine for insulting a judge.
Radi’s trial will begin on September 22