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Human Rights Watch Urges Morocco to Review the Jail Sentence of ‘Hirak’ Activist


Elmortada Iamrachen

New York, February 6, 2018

Human Rights Watch called Morocco on Tuesday to urgently review the sentencing of “El Mortada Iamrachen” of the Rif protest movement to five years in prison based on a confession that it said may have been coerced.

Moroccan authorities should urgently review the conviction of an activist sentenced to five years in prison in possible reprisal for his activism in a social protest movement, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should ensure that no confession obtained by coercion is admitted as evidence. Human Rights Watch

El Mortada Iamrachen, a 31-year-old member of ‘Hirak’ , a protest movement in Morocco’s neglected northern Rif region, who was convicted in November of 2017 of “defending terrorism” and incitement on social media network.

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