Human Rights Watch report deplores lack of due process in trial of Sahrawi civilians at Gdeim Izik

Morocco: Tainted Trial of Sahrawi Civilians – Military Court’s Judgment in Case Based on 2010 Western Sahara Clash
April 1, 2013

Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, states that “While the loss of life at Gdeim Izik is deplorable, the prosecution failed to establish after 26 months of pretrial detention for most defendants a credible case that they were responsible for the violence…..Time and again, we have seen Moroccan prosecutors appear at politically sensitive trials not with physical or witness evidence establishing the guilt of defendants, but mere confessions obtained under questionable circumstances.” (cont. )

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