Dissident Moroccan journalist ends hunger after minister says passport will be renewed

July 28, 2015 3:48 PM

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RABAT, Morocco – A member of the support committee for a dissident Moroccan journalist says he has been persuaded to end his month-long hunger strike in protest of the government and has been admitted to a hospital in Geneva.

Ali Mrabet began a hunger strike outside the U.N. headquarters on June 24 after what he said was the government's refusal to issue him the paperwork necessary to renew his ID and passport, preventing him from working.

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