2 French journalists held for ‘attempted blackmail of Morocco king’ | AFP

Two French journalists accused of demanding millions of Euros to hold publication of a book criticizing the King of Morocco have been arrested in Paris:

afpTwo French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said.

Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, who are working on a book about King Mohammed VI, were arrested after a meeting with a Moroccan official at which they were given money, a source close to the French investigation told AFP, confirming remarks made by a lawyer for the Moroccan government.

“A sum of money was handed over and accepted,” the source said, adding the journalists were being investigated for attempted extortion and attempted blackmail…[FULL STORY]


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