Morocco: Prison sentences upheld against Hirak El-Rif protesters in flawed appeal trial in Casablanca

The decision on 5 April by a Casablanca court of appeals to uphold prison sentences of up to 20 years against 43 men for their involvement in the Hirak El-Rif protests that took place in Morocco’s northern Rif region throughout 2017 is a disturbing miscarriage of justice, Amnesty International said today. Morocco’s highest appeals court, the Court of Cassation, must now address the serious flaws that have been raised and conduct an independent and impartial review of the allegations of torture and other violations of the right to a fair trial.

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