Monday, October 20, 2014

More trials of civilians

Human Rights Watch has faulted the Western Sahara liberation movement Polisario Front for, among other things, continuing to use military courts to prosecute civilians. According to this news summary:
In a 94-page report that was presented on Saturday in Algiers, the human rights defense organization criticized military courts for their lack of accountability, independence and impartiality. “The Polisario has recently broadened the jurisdiction of its military court to include drug-related crimes, thereby increasing the powers of military judicial authorities to detain, investigate, and sentence civilians,” it said.
The full HRW report Off the Radar: Human Rights in the Tindouf Refugee Camps is available here

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