March 31, 2016

Morocco/Western Sahara: Grant Retrial to 23 Sahrawi Prisoners (UA 71/16)

Twenty-three Sahrawi defendants, including 21 prisoners sentenced to jail after a grossly unfair trial by a military court in 2013, are to face re-trial before a civilian court. 
1) Please write immediately in Arabic, French or your own language:
  • Calling on the Moroccan authorities to ensure that the 23 Sahrawi protesters and activists are promptly granted a fair re-trial in line with international standards. Any statements extracted under torture must be excluded from proceedings;
  • Calling on the authorities not to oppose their release pending trial, unless there are valid grounds to detain them;
  • Urging them to order independent and impartial investigations into their allegations of torture and other ill-treatment.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 71/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent;
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.