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Morocco quashes jail protest with force, activists say

SALE, Morocco - Moroccan authorities usedtear gas and truncheons on Monday to put down a prison protestby accused Islamists who climbed on a roof demanding pardon orreview of their cases, human rights activists said.

Around 150 people took part in the protest at Zaki prison inSale, northeast of the capital Rabat. At least 30 were injuredincluding one who fell from the roof, said Binothmane Reda, amember of a coordination committee for ex-Islamist detainees.

The prisoners' grievances include detailed allegations oftorture and arbitrary treatment. The government says it treatsdetainees in strict accordance with the law.

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