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Moroccan YouTubers forced to silence

A day after Mohammed Sekkaki recorded a witty rant against the king and uploaded it to YouTube, Moroccan police raided his home and arrested him.

Wearing his signature sunglasses and baseball cap, Mohammed Sekkaki sat down in front of his computer camera to let off some steam. He felt that Mohammed VI, the king ruling his country, Morocco, made big promises that were never kept and his fellow citizens stayed silent while the government abused their rights.  

Sitting next to a shelf of emoji pillows, Sekkaki recorded a witty 12-minute rant and uploaded it to his 330,000 YouTube followers. In the early hours of the following morning, on Nov. 30, the police raided his home in the city of Settat and arrested him.                                                         

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