• Campaigns

Morocco/Western Sahara: Fear of unfair imprisonment/ Prisoners of conscience

, Index number: MDE 29/003/2008

On 30 January, the Moroccan Court of Cassation is due to hand down its judgement on the case of 10 men, who are all members of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (Association Marocaine des Droits Humains, AMDH). They were convicted in August 2007 of “undermining the monarchy” by a court of appeal. Should the Court of Cassation confirm the conviction, prisoner of conscience Mohamed Boughrine, in jail since his arrest on 5 June 2007, risks serving a three-year prison sentence simply for having expressed his views peacefully. The nine other men, who remain at liberty pending the final judgement, would also face imprisonment. Amnesty International would consider them to be prisoners of conscience, held solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly

Choose a language to view report