Morocco: Human rights lawyer sentenced in absentia: Mohamed Ziane

On 21 November 2022, security agents arrested and imprisoned prominent human rights lawyer Mohamed Ziane, around one hour after the Rabat court of appeal confirmed his sentencing of three years in prison in absentia. The 11 charges against him are unrelated and include bogus charges of insulting public officials and institutions, defamation and marital infidelity. The only recognisable charge against him, that of sexual assault, should be dealt with through proceedings that meet international fair trial standards.

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