Morocco: Convictions Based on Tainted ‘Confessions’ – Frenchmen Had Disavowed Statements Prepared in Arabic

Index Number: MDE 29/5189/2016

Moroccan courts recently sentenced two French citizens in unrelated cases to prison based largely on “confessions” written in Arabic, which they cannot read, Human Rights Watch, FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights), and Amnesty International said today. Both defendants repudiated the confessions once they learned their contents.

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