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Morocco : Mohamed Serraj attacked
The general secretary of the moroccan press national syndicate Mohamed Daw Serraj, (SNPM from its french acronym, Syndicat National de la Presse Maroccaine), is reported to have been injured in the head by two men who assaulted him, Tuesday evening, with a metal bar.

from Kaci Racelma our North African correspondent

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) who broke the information vigorously condemned this act and called on Moroccan authorities to investigate the attack.

"We expect the Moroccan authorities to launch a swift and thorough investigation into this attack," said IFJ General Secretary Aidan White. "We fear that Mohamed may have been targeted for his work as a journalist or as leader of the SNPM."

A statement from the organization indicated that "On Tuesday evening Serraj was assaulted as he left the SNPM headquarters after a meeting. He was hit twice over the head with a metal bar by two attackers who escaped on a motorbike. According to the union, there is no evidence that the motive was theft as the attackers did not take or make any demands or grab any of his belongings."

Serraj is reported to be undergoing treatment at the hospital for his injuries.

According the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), the victim who works as a journalist for the Moroccan public broadcaster SNRT has launched an official complaint about the incident with the police in Rabat.


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