UAE: Maati Monjib, from human rights to money laundering

Maati Monjib, a historian, human rights activist, university lecturer, entrepreneur and journalist, is a man with multiple jobs, some of which have landed him with serious charges of money laundering.

With over a dozen bank accounts receiving circulating millions of dirhams from abroad and several multi-million-dirham owned properties and land, Monjib has failed to justify the source of his investments, prompting the authorities to arrest the academic pending prosecution for embezzlement and money laundering.

On October 7, the King’s Prosecutor at the Rabat Court of First Instance explained the judicial process which led to the opening of a “preliminary investigation” carried out on Monjib and members of his family.

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