October 25, 2013
A prominent Moroccan editor facing charges of abetting terrorism for reporting on an al-Qaida video was released on bail Friday after a month in prison, according to supporters and his lawyer.
Ali Anouzla left Sale prison, near the capital Rabat, and was greeted by a crowd of supporters and journalists, but he made no statements and still faces charges that could land him in prison for up to 20 years.
“The investigative judge agreed this morning to our request for bail,” defense lawyer Hassan Semlali told The Associated Press. “Anouzla is still being accused of the same charges and continues to maintain his innocence.”