Thursday, January 24, 2013

Urgent Action Needed to Save Moroccan Journalist

Kind and honest people (even journalists like Amber Lyon and Youssef Jajili) deserve the opportunity to be free to write whatever they like. If you accuse people of committing crimes, beware of the criminals, who have the ability to arrest and hurt you. Don't attack or slander world leaders, unless you are prepared for war.

29 year-old journalist Youssef Jajili is Editor-in-Chief of the investigative weekly Alaan Magazine.
29 year-old Youssef Jajili is Editor-in-Chief of the investigative weekly Alaan Magazine.

Investigative Journalist Youssef Jajili urgently needs the help of the international press and human rights organizations to keep Moroccan courts from sentencing him to time in a harsh prison and imposing hefty fines that could force the closure of his award-winning independent weekly publication, Alaan Magazine.  Jajili, 29, has been charged with criminal defamation in response to his bold reports, which expose corruption and human rights abuses within the Moroccan government.  Immediate action is required as his trial is set to start on Monday, January 28, 2013.

Jajili is the Editor-in-Chief of Alaan Magazine, a publication that courageously calls out Moroccan authorities for freedom of speech and human rights abuses.  “The current charges against me are politicized and are being used to try to silence my journalism and my magazine,” Jajili says.  “I am not a criminal.  I am a journalist who has done nothing but fulfill my ultimate duty which is to serve as a watchdog on the government and expose corruption, truth.”

The criminal defamation charges stem from a June 2012 article Jajili published about Abdelkader Amara, a minister in the current Islamic government. Jajili reported Amara had ordered champagne to his hotel room while on a taxpayer-funded trip outside the country. The champagne charges were embarrassing to Amara because he had campaigned to ban alcohol sales in Morocco and because Islamic law forbids Muslims from drinking alcohol. Amara accused Jajili of fabricating the story, despite the fact that Jajili published a hotel bill which clearly showed charges for the alcoholic beverages under the official’s name.

This month, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), The International Freedom of Expression Exchange network (IFEX) , and  The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) all denounced the Moroccan government’s criminal defamation case against Jajili as an ‘intimidation’ tactic to silence the independent press. ”These defamation charges against Youssef Jajili should be dropped immediately,” said the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Middle East and North Africa Coordinator Sherif Mansour. “Journalists should be able to serve as watchdogs of the government without fearing intimidation, detention, or prison time.”

Morocco has a damning history of using its courts to silence the independent press. Under Moroccan law,  journalists can face up to one year in jail and fines of up to $12,000 USD if convicted on defamation charges.  Morocco has also been accused of jailing bloggers for critical Facebook posts and cartoons, ordering advertisers to boycott publications causing media outlets to close due to lack of funds, and physically attacking journalists covering protests.

For more info. on Jajili’s case please contact:
French, Arabic: Youssef Jajili: Cell: 011212600042343, , @youssefjajili
English: Amber Lyon:, @amberlyon

Coverage of Jajili’s case:
CPJ: Blogger faces criminal defamation charges in Morocco
IFEX: Editor charged with defamation in Morocco
ANHRI: Morocco: An Editor Accused of Slander due to Report

 Timeline of Notable Attacks on Moroccan Journalists and Bloggers (Sources: CPJ, RSF)

  •  In January 2013,  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), The International Freedom of Expression Exchange network (IFEX) , and  The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) all denounced the Moroccan government’s criminal defamation case against independent investigative journalist Youssef Jajili as an “intimidation” tactic to silence the independent press. The organizations also demanded Morocco drop the criminal defamation charges against Jajili and called on Morocco to reform current laws that allow for the criminal prosecution of journalists for defamation.

  • Due to a difficult climate faced by journalists, Reporters Without Borders ranks Morocco 138th of 179 countries in the 2011/2012 World Press Freedom Index.  Morocco fell that year from 135th- 138th due to the imprisonment of journalists.

  •  In 2012, Reporters Without Borders reports software of the Italian software firm ‘Hacking Team’ has supposedly been used by the government to spy on journalists in Morocco.
  •  In March 2012, 18-year-old student Walid Bahomane was sentenced to 18 months in prison on a charge of “attacking the nation’s sacred values” for posting content on Facebook making fun of the king.  Reporters Without Borders stated it was “appalled” by the sentence.

  • In 2011, according to CPJ, “Morocco’s King Mohamed VI pledged a series of constitutional reforms in March after a wave of popular uprisings passed through the kingdom. But the reforms did not extend to opening up the press.  Authorities took concerted measures to suppress coverage of mass protests in Casablanca’s streets. During a March protest in the capital, Rabat, uniformed police assaulted several journalists covering its violent dispersal.”

  • In 2011, According to Reporters Without Borders, Jajili’s former colleague, journalist Rachid Nini, the editor of the Moroccan daily Al-Massae, spent a year in prison after irritating the authorities by publishing stories about Moroccan intelligence chief Abdellatif Hammouchi. Nini was subjected to a trial in Casablanca that was marked by judicial intransigence, repeated adjournments, and a refusal to free him on bail.

  • In 2011, Authorities arrested journalist Mohamed al-Dawas. Al-Dawas, who wrote for the blog Al-Fnidaq, was handed a 19-month prison sentence on drug trafficking charges and a fine of 20,000 dirhams (US$2,472) defense lawyer Abdel al-Sadiq al-Bushtawy told CPJ. Al-Bushtawy said his client denied the drug trafficking allegations, which the defense considered retaliation for al-Dawas’ writing, which was critical of the Moroccan authorities. Al-Fnidaq Online features the work of several journalists who write about local government corruption. A report by the French news outlet France 24 quoted several local journalists as saying they too believed the arrest to be retaliation for al-Dawas’ damning reports.

  • In 2010, the Moroccan government was accused of ordering advertisers to boycott publications, forcing the closure two leading independent weeklies – the Arabic-language weekly Nichane and Le Journal Hebdomadaire.  The CPJ stated, “The demise of the newsweekly, after several years of official harassment and court battles, appeared to signal the government’s now-entrenched repression of dissent.”

  • In 2009, journalist Taoufik Bouachrine received a four-year suspended prison sentence after publishing a cartoon that depicted the wedding of Prince Moulay Ismail, King Mohammed VI’s cousin. The police shut downAkhbar al-Youm in September 2009 after the cartoon was published

  • In 2009 Morocco used criminal defamation charges in an attempt to silence journalist Driss Chahtan. Chahtan, editor of the independent weekly Al-Michaal, was jailed in October 2009 on charges of “publishing false information” in articles that raised questions about the King’s health during a period when the monarch had not been seen in public.

  • In 2008, blogger Mohamed Erraji, was sentenced to two years in prison for “failing to show respect for the king.” A Moroccan court convicted Erraji, 29, a contributor to HesPress, a Moroccan daily news ‎website, in a closed 10-minute trial. On September 3, Erraji published an article on HesPress criticizing King Mohamed VI for ‎rewarding people who praise him.‎ He was arrested the next day and convicted the following day – without the benefit of a defense lawyer

  • In 2007, the CPJ listed Morocco as one of 10 countries in the world where press freedom has most deteriorated.  That year Morocco, often cited as a regional model for press freedom, became tied with Tunisia for the dubious distinction of sentencing the most journalists to prison in the Arab world.
  • In 2005, independent journalist and former newspaper owner Ali Lmrabet was banned from practicing journalism for 10 years. The sentence came just 10 days before Lmrabet was expected to receive a license to publish a new satirical weekly, Demain Libere. CPJ says Lmrabet has been harassed repeatedly for his criticism of the Moroccan government.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Every person is a servant to 1 natural being.

You can only worship one life: The Eternal One. Don't trust anyone, who leads you away from eternal life or good health. Be wise and get healthy. The greatest tool is wisdom (not money), and the greatest cure is love (not hate). |

Sunday, July 29, 2012

HELP Robert Leone & Save Your Neighbor(s) From Tyranny Police Brutality worse than Rodney King('s Beating):

"This video documentary includes actual police dash-cam video and audio of a horrific state police beating of an unarmed, non-combative citizen. This case involves a New York State resident operating his car just across the border from his New York home in Pennsylvania. His name is Robert Leone. This case is worse than the Rodney King episode in many ways. Here are but a few:

Rodney King was involved in a high speed pursuit that involved at least 4 police cars, a helicopter, and exposed the general public to serious injuries or possible death. During this pursuit Rodney King committed innumerable traffic violations including attaining speeds approaching 100 MPH.

Other than not stopping when directed, this incident involved no serious traffic violations & was simply the low speed following of a car that would not pull over.

When finally stopped Rodney King acted in a very bizarre fashion. He did not follow police instructions to lay on the ground but rather pointed at the sky, patted the ground and was laughing and giggling while being ordered at gun point to lay on the ground. When Rodney King was finally “swarmed” by police & taken to the ground he resisted violently by kicking, punching, and flipping the arresting officers.

When finally stopped by the police Mr. Leone COULD NOT comply with the orders of the arresting officers to exit his vehicle with his hands up because one of the officers had blocked Mr. Leone’s door with his patrol car. Mr. Leone sat calmly in his driver’s seat with both hands on his steering wheel, smoking a cigarette. Mr. Leone was tasered multiple times through his sun roof even though he did not display ANY threatening behavior whatsoever. Mr. Leone was then forcibly removed through his passenger door and repeatedly beaten, kicked and tazed while not even attempting to defend himself. The Senior State Police Officer is clearly seen jumping from Mr. Leone’s car roof & intentionally stomping Mr. Leone with both of his feet & all of his weight while Mr. Leone is face down on the ground.

There has never been the claim that Rodney King was ever beaten by police AFTER he was taken into custody.

Mr. Leone was repeatedly beaten by out-of-control State Troopers before & after he was handcuffed & also after he was hog tied. Numerous non-authorized maneuvers were used against Mr. Leone by the arresting Officers including the punching in his face with a closed fist by one of the Troopers. This punch caused the Trooper to break his own hand on Mr. Leone’s face. Mr. Leone was subsequently charged with a felony charge of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer for using his face to break the Troopers hand (I am not kidding).

There has been a high level cover up of this entire matter by the Pennsylvania State Police Office of Integrity and Professional Standards as well as the Prosecuting District Attorney of Bradford County Pennsylvania. The Judge who heard this case also appears to have a great deal of culpability as demonstrated by some very biased rulings during Mr. Leone’s trial as well as some other very questionable business connections within Bradford County. Please watch the entire video & then pass it along to everyone and anyone you know.

The FBI, US Attorney’s Office, and the Justice Department in Washington, DC all have copies of this documentary. But for the grace of God this could have been any one of our family members. I especially shudder to think about how we have instructed our spouses, children or grandchildren to never be pulled over by a police officer in an unlit or unpopulated area but rather to continue on to a well-lit gas station or parking lot. Exposure is our key to the correction of this atrocity."

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Save Linda Carty - British grandmother facing execution in Texas

iPetitions: Save Linda Carty - British grandmother facing execution in Texas

"Read more about Linda's disastrous case here. Follow Linda's case on: Reprieve, Facebook, or Twitter

British grandmother Linda Carty is the victim of one of the worst miscarriages of justice suffered by a British citizen in recent times. She will be executed within months by the state of Texas unless there is a worldwide campaign to save her.

Linda desperately needs your help. Please sign this petition by SCROLLING DOWN the page.

PLEASE NOTE: iPetitions is getting massive traffic. If you cannot sign the petition please email your name, email address and any comment to: and we will sign the petition for you.

*** IMPORTANT: after signing up you are given the choice to donate to iPetition; this is purely optional (it will not go to Linda) so to help Linda please give to Reprieve instead -- your name will be added to the petition regardless of whether you donate. ***"

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Song by Chad Syphrett

Every living person is a gift. Your life is a birthday gift! Celebrate it every day & night. No matter, who you are or what you've done: Your life is WORTH celebrating every day.

Since my "Happy Birthday Song" has been uploaded to, I've registered and copyrighted my voice and more original music at the Library of Congress, which began archiving public messages on that website in March of 2006.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Returning to deviantART with an apology

Last year, I was banned at for persistently spamming bullies and 2 volunteer admins of that site. Yesterday, I apologized to Angelo: 1 of the co-founders of deviantART. So I guess he's forgiven me because I noticed my IP address was unbanned from on the same day!

Thanks for allowing me to return to my deviantART groups. There's a screenshot of my previous group-application for DeviantArt staff to confirm. I want to continue supporting them without provoking the bullies, who've been mentioned in my earlier journal-entries.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

deviantART Supports Good Trolls.

I was banned from after I was harassed by perverted stalkers, who were making libelous claims against me for over a year. While they were harassing (trolling) me and my acquaintances they provoked me to anger, so I did some of what they were doing to me: Making dirty jokes and hate-spammed their comment sections.

Since I did that, I've noticed deviantART welcoming more stalkers and harassers (trolls) to enjoy themselves while playing around with members of their site, with or without permission. I hate self-righteous hypocrites, who claim to follow policies they never actually practice or keep. See their troll-related article:

If you stalk ot harass (troll) me, I'll make sure you're punished forever and ever. You're not above or in control of me. If you write lies about me, you deserve to be taken down to prison or worse.

Screenshot of DeviantArt's Official Statement about Stalkers & Harassers (Taken from

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