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Morocco: Tainted Trial of Sahrawi Civilians

Email A Moroccan military court has sentenced 25 Sahrawis to prison, including nine to life sentences, without looking into their allegations that their confessions were extracted under torture and other forms of coerciony. The defendants include several advocates of human rights and independence for Western Sahara. The confessions were apparently the primary, if not the only, evidence against them, as the court’s written judgment, released the week of March 18, 2013, makes clear. (Raba) – A Moroccan military court has sentenced 25 Sahrawis to prison, including nine to life sentences,…

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