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Urgent Action Update: Prisoner In Solitary Confinement For Months (Morocco/Western Sahara: UA 219/15)

Urgent Action
March 27, 2017
 

Morocco’s Court of Cassation will hear Ali Aarrass on 29 March, four years after he lodged an appeal. He is serving a 12-year prison sentence after being unfairly convicted based on evidence obtained under torture. He has been in solitary confinement since October 2016.

 
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Implement the decision of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) calling on them to release Ali Aarrass immediately and award him adequate compensation;
  • Immediately end Ali Aarrass’ solitary confinement and ensure he is held in humane conditions;
  • Ensure he has immediate access to a qualified health professional to provide health care in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality, autonomy, and informed consent.
 
Contact these two officials by 8 May, 2017:
 
Director of General Administration for Prison Administration and Reinsertion
Mohamed Saleh Tamek
Angle Avenue Arar et rue El-Jouz
Hay El Riyad, Rabat, Morocco
Fax: + 212 5 37 71 26 19
Salutation: Dear Sir 
 
Ambassador Mohamed Rachad Bouhlal
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
1601 21st St. NW, Washington DC 20009
Fax: 202 462 7643 (Ms. Mouna Mouline, Human Rights)  
Phone: 202 462 7979  
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the number of actions taken on each case and use that information in our advocacy. Either email uan@aiusa.org with “UA 219/15” in the subject line or click this link.
 

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