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2012-02-24 11:33:52 U.S./Morocco - Clinton Should Urge Legal Reform - Rights-Friendly New Constitution Requires Revision of Repressive Speech Laws [HRW] Washington, DC - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton should urge Morocco's new chief of government Abdelilah Benkirane to lead the process of revising laws that impose prison terms for peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch said today. Clinton should also urge Moroccan authorities to free leading journalist Rachid Nini, who is serving a one-year sentence for articles he wrote.

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Friday, 05-22-15, 12:50State to Host World Economic Forum On Mena in 2016 - Sisi[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The 2016 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will be held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh in May, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday at the 2015 Forum.
Friday, 05-22-15, 12:50Social Entrepreneurship Award - First Edition Launched Yesterday in Port Louis[Government of Mauritius] The first edition of the Social Entrepreneurship Award organised at the initiative of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions, in collaboration with the State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) and the NGO Trust Fund, was launched yesterday at the seat of the Ministry in Port Louis.
Friday, 05-22-15, 12:43Govt Looks Set to Ease, Not Scrap Abortion Ban[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Casablanca -Every day hundreds of Moroccan women and girls put their lives at risk by seeking backstreet abortions or trying to end unwanted pregnancies themselves with needles and poison.
Friday, 05-22-15, 12:35Journalists Sentenced to Death or to Life in Prison for 'Implying Security Forces Violated Human Rights'[Alkarama] On 19 May 2015, Alkarama sent a communication to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the detentions and sentences pronounced against nine journalists on 11 April 2015 by the Cairo Criminal Court in the "Rabaa Operations Room" case.
Friday, 05-22-15, 12:29Five Sentenced for Gang Rape, Murder of Lalango[Addis Standard] The Third Criminal Bench of the Lideta Federal High Court sentenced five individuals found guilty of the gang rape and subsequent death in September last year of Hana Lalango.

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