Another blogger is silenced

Yet another authoritarian regime imprisons a blogger for expressing his opinion:

A blogger who accused Morocco’s monarchy of encouraging a culture of dependency where loyalty is rewarded with favors has been jailed for showing disrespect for King Mohammed, his family and rights groups said on Tuesday.

Mohamed Erraji, 29, wrote in online newspaper Hespress that the north African kingdom had been destroyed by the practice of handing out charity or gifts such as taxi licenses to a lucky few, which encouraged people to beg.

“This has made the Moroccans a people without dignity, who live by donations and gifts,” he wrote.

Bloggers, including this one, are expressing international solidarity with Erraji and will continue to follow the case.