05/23/2018

Urgent Action: Human Rights Activist Detained (Morocco: UA 76.18)


On 5 April, Moroccan authorities arrested Zine El Abidine Erradi upon his arrival from France at Agadir airport in Morocco. He is a human rights defender with refugee status in France who was travelling to Morocco as an exceptional measure after the French authorities provided him with a travel document allowing him to go to Morocco without losing his refugee status in France.

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On 5 April, Moroccan authorities arrested Zine El Abidine Erradi upon his arrival from France at Agadir airport in Morocco. He is a human rights defender with refugee status in France who was travelling to Morocco as an exceptional measure after the French authorities provided him with a travel document allowing him to go to Morocco without losing his refugee status in France.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Drop all charges against Zine El Abidine Erradi and immediately and unconditionally release him, as he is held solely for his peaceful work in defense of human rights;
  • Ensure that, while detained, he has access to an independent health professional providing health care in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality, autonomy, and informed consent;
  • Grant his safe return to France.

Contact these two officials by 4 July, 2018:

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 Director

Ambassador H.H. Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui,
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
1601 21st St. NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: 202 462 7979 I Fax: 202 462 7643
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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