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Morocco/Western Sahara: Convicted Sahrawis must receive fair trials in civilian courts

Headline Title:  Morocco: Convicted Sahrawis must receive fair trials 18 February 2013 The Moroccan authorities must use civilian courts to give fair retrials to 25 Sahrawis and fully investigate their allegations of torture, Amnesty International said today after a military court handed them long prison sentences.  On Sunday, the Military Court of Rabat handed down nine life sentences and sentenced 14 other defendants to between 20-30 years imprisonment each. Two other defendants were released having served their two-year sentences in pre-trial detention.The convictions relate…

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