France to award Moroccan intelligence chief Legion d'honneur after row

February 14, 2015 3:19 PM

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RABAT (Reuters) - France will give its highest award, the Legion d'honneur, to the head of Morocco's domestic intelligence, Abdellatif Hammouchi, who faces lawsuits over alleged torture.

A year ago French authorities sought to question Hammouchi about the allegations while he was visiting Paris, sparking a row between France and Morocco. The Moroccan government suspended cooperation agreements with France in protest.

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