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Western Sahara: Long-Term Prisoners Await Justice

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Protesters supporting the Gdeim Izik defendants at their trial in Rabat on January 23, 2017. © 2017 Abdelhak Senna/EPA/Shutterstock (Tunis) – Nineteen Sahrawi activists languish in prison years after Moroccan courts convicted them in unfair proceedings, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The convictions of the so-called Gdeim Izik group stemmed from their purported role in lethal violence that erupted on November 8, 2010, when Moroccan police dismantled a protest encampment in Western Sahara. The trials were marred by a heavy reliance on “confessions”…

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