Sunday, February 1, 2015

HRW's 2015 comments on Moroccan military justice

Human Rights Watch's 2015 annual report is out and includes information about Morocco's use of military justice to prosecute civilians:
In another positive step, an amendment to the military justice code that would end military court jurisdiction over civilians was published this month and will soon take effect. Meanwhile, at least two civilian defendants remain on trial before military courts, while other civilians sentenced by military courts in past years, including 22 Sahrawis sentenced in the “Gdeim Izik” protest camps case in 2013, are serving long prison terms.
The full HRW report is available here. Issues concerning military courts are addressed in a number of the country chapters: use the Find feature and the search term "military courts."

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