Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

Morocco: Unfair Sentences Against Sahrawi Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

Tiznit (Morocco) February 21, 2014 (SPS) - The Court of First Instance in Tiznit, Morocco, issued Thursday harsh sentences ranging of six and four months imprisonment in addition to fines against a group of four Sahrawi journalists and human rights defenders, according to the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.

The four Sahrawi journalists and human rights defenders include Sidi Sibai, Hafed Toubali, Mohammed Jemour and Bashir Buamoud.

They were arrested on the background of their political positions on the issue of Western Sahara, human rights activities and media coverage and documentation of various violations committed by the Moroccan State and publishing it in the media.

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