UA 253/94 - Morocco: prisoners of conscience / unfair trial / ill-treatment: Abderrahim Chaib, Abdelali Boutaibi, Abdelkader Kalai, Youcef Lamzah, Mohamed Bouyacoubi, Abdallah Bahir, Abdelila Boukaleb, Ahmed Chaou, Lekbir Anyad, Mohamed Karaout, Mohamed H
The appeal of the 14 people named above will be heard on 5 July 1994. They were sentenced to two years' imprisonment on 14 June after an unfair trial. They are prisoners of conscience. They were arrested in Guercif on 3 June after protesting peacefully about unemployment. All are members of an association of unemployed graduates. They have alleged that they were subject to torture and ill-treatment during their incommunicado detention in police custody, but no medical examination has been allowed by the court.