Imprisonment of trade unionists: In February 2013, Said Elhairech, the General Secretary of the Moroccan Ports Union, was given a one year prison sentence by the Criminal Court of First Instance in Rabat, which charged him with participating in obstructing freedom of action according to article 288 of the Moroccan Criminal Code. Mohamed Chamchati, the General Secretary of the Moroccan merchant seafarers' union, was also arrested in June 2012 on charges linked to the cessation of operations at the Comarit-Comanav company.
Violence against trade unionists: On 12 January 2013, members of the Confédération Démocratique du Travail (CDT) who were protesting against 300 unfair dismissals from the Beler Karam Palace and Iminish Karak hotels and the Ozagar mining site were attacked by police. Several people were injured in the attack, including Omar Ouboho, the General Secretary of the local union.
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