Join with Amnesty International and help stop torture in Morocco
In Morocco, hundreds of men, women and children are speaking out about torture, but their words are falling on deaf ears. Investigations into torture are rare and few torturers have ever been punished.
“In 2014, 27-year-old Moroccan activist Wafae Charaf was sentenced to two years in prison after she reported being tortured following her attendance at a protest. When 22-year-old Oussama Housne did the same, he received three years in jail. Both were convicted for “falsely reporting” torture and for slandering Morocco’s police force, even though neither of them accused the police. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience.”
– Amnesty International
This year, Morocco is reforming its justice system and this will be the country’s biggest opportunity to finally stop torture.
Amnesty International’s campaign
Amnesty International are campaigning to stop torture in Morocco and you can add your voice to the cause. Your message will be sent to King Mohammed VI of Morocco and will call on him to release Wafae Charaf and Oussama Housne, as well as protect other Moroccan activists.
“Victims and witnesses of torture and other ill-treatment must be protected against retribution or intimidation, including threats of counter-charges, as a result of making complaints. Torture will only be stopped if victims can safely report violations and suspected perpetrators are brought to justice.” – Amnesty International
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“A flawed justice system convicts people based on “confessions” made under torture. And those who torture carry on unpunished. With the upcoming reform of Morocco’s justice system, now is the time to stop torture once and for all.”
– Amnesty International
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