SALE, Morocco - Moroccan authorities used
tear gas and truncheons on Monday to put down a prison protest
by accused Islamists who climbed on a roof demanding pardon or
review of their cases, human rights activists said.
Around 150 people took part in the protest at Zaki prison in
Sale, northeast of the capital Rabat
. At least 30 were injured
including one who fell from the roof, said Binothmane Reda
member of a coordination committee for ex-Islamist detainees.
The prisoners' grievances include detailed allegations of
torture and arbitrary treatment. The government says it treats
detainees in strict accordance with the law.