Monday, December 26, 2016

Retrial in Gdim Izik case, this time in a civilian court

Following changes in Moroccan law, a civilian prosecution is underway for the 25 civilian defendants in the Gdim Izik case. In 2010 eleven police officers died in the course of dismantling the Gdim Izik encampment. The case originally tried in 2013 in a military court, but was later set aside. Details here en français and here in English. "The referral of this case to the Rabat Court of Appeal follows the new Military Justice Act coming into effect on July 1, 2015. This law made it possible to review the jurisdiction of this court and put an end to the prosecution of civilians before a military court."

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