RABAT – A member of Morocco’s ruling Islamist party wasÂ clearedÂ on ThursdayÂ of accusations by the Egyptian ambassador that sheÂ threatened him during a telephone call denouncing president Mohamed Morsi’sÂ ouster.
Khadija Mansour, 25, was arrested after she rang the embassy in Rabat inÂ December to protest that the Egyptian authorities had no legitimacy followingÂ the army’s overthrow of the country’s first freely elected president in July,Â her lawyer Toufik Moussaif said.
She urged the ambassador to leave Morocco, and he filed a lawsuit accusingÂ her of “threats.”
“The judge decided she was innocent… that there was no evidence of aÂ threat to the Egyptian ambassador,” Moussaif told AFP.
Morocco’s Islamist Party of Justice and Development (PJD) has headed aÂ coalition government since triumphing in a November 2011 general election thatÂ King Mohammed VI called in the wake of Arab Spring-inspired protests.
The party’s leaders, including Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, have notÂ commented publicly on the Egyptian army’s ouster of Morsi following streetÂ protests against his turbulent single year in power.
But in August, PJD members took part in a pro-Morsi rally in Rabat that wasÂ called by Morocco’s banned but tolerated Islamist opposition movement AdlÂ Wal-Ihsan.
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