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Morocco/Western Sahara: Fair Trials Elusive (HRW)

Human Rights Watch highlighted the case of Abdeslam Loumadi, a Sahrawi from El-Ayoun, in a civilian court. The court did not investigate Loumadi’s allegations that the police tortured him during interrogation. The court then convicted him on the basis of a statement to the police that he repudiated as false and said he did not sign. His case followed a pattern in which courts are convicting defendants using evidence that may have been obtained under torture or ill-treatment.

This article is available in full:

http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/09/09/moroccowestern-sahara-fair-trials-elusive


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