urgent: 15 Saharawi students tried on appeal on 16 January 2018

urgent: 15 Saharawi students tried on appeal on 16 January 2018

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They were arrested in January 2016.

They were all mistreated and tortured by the Moroccan police during their interrogations. Many have started hunger strikes in protest against this mistreatment and the lack of a real investigation to know the causes of the death of a Moroccan civilian during one of their peaceful demonstrations.

Their trial in the first instance was postponed 12 times; for the most part, they remained detained without trial for 501 days far beyond what Moroccan law allows.

Ahmed Abba Ali

detention No. 4327, student in Agadir, detained in Marrakesh, responsible of contacts with Moroccan students and student groups born in 1992 in Tantan, arrested 24/01/2016; sentenced to 3 years

Mohammed Rgueibi

detention No. 4331, student in Agadir, detained in Marrakesh, born in Guelmin in1994, arrested 24/01/2016; sentenced to 3 years

Ali Shargui

detention No. 4335, first year student in Agadir, detained in Marrakesh, born in 1994 in Assa, arrested on 24/01/2016; sentenced to 3 years

Ibrahim Almasih

detention No. 4329, student in Agadir, born in Assa in 1993, arrested on 24/01/2016 in Marrakesh; sentenced to 3 years

Hamza Rami

detention No. 4330, student in Agadir, spokesperson of the Saharawi Students in the Science university of Agadir, born in 1992 in El Aaiun, arrested on 24/01/2016 in Marrakesh; sentenced to 3 years

Salek Baber

, detention No. 4332, student in Agadir, born in 1993 in Tantan, spokesperson of the first year Saharawi Students in Agadir, arrested on 24/01/2016 in Marrakesh; sentenced to 3 years

Mustafa Burkah

detention No. 4326, student in Agadir, born in Tantan in 1989, arrested on 24/01/2016 in Marrakesh, sentenced to 3 years

El Kantaoui Albar

detention No. 4328, student in Marrakesh, coordinator of Saharawi Students in Marrakesh, born in 1992 in Assa ,arrested on 24/01/2016 in Marrakesh; sentenced to 10 years

Omar Laajna

detention No.4325, student in Marrakesh, member of the Saharawi student association, born in Tantan, arrested on 24/01/2016 in Marrakesch; sentenced to 3 years

 Aziz Aluahidi

detention No. 4400, student in Agadir, member of the student association of Agadir, born in 1989 in Emhamid Elghezlan, arrested on 06/02/2016; sentenced to 10 years

Mohammed Dada

student in Marrakesh, detention No. 4482, born in Smara 1993, arrested in El Aaiun 29/02/2016; sentenced to 10 years

Omar Beijni

,student in Marrakesh detention No. 4661, born in 1991 in Guelmin, arrested in El Aaiun 15/03/2016; sentenced to 3 years

Abedmoula Elhafidi

detention No.4780, student in Marrakesh, human rights activist and former political prisoner, born in Boujador 1986, arrested on 16/04/2016 in Boujador; sentenced to 10 years

Nasser Amenkour,

detention No. is not a student, he was in one of the sutdent houses when he was arested El kantouai in marrakesh, 24/01/2016

sentenced to 3 years

El Wafi Wakari,

detention No.4335 , student in Agadir (finished degree in prison), political activist, born in 1990 in Assa, arrested on 01/2017; sentenced to 3 years

Laghdaf Lakan –

detention no. , 1993 Zak, arrested in 06/2017 in Estaacoin bus marrakech, student in Marrakesh – released in Ocotber 2017 with time served

 Mustafa Hmaidat – student in Agadir born

1992 in Emhamid Elghezlan, no detention 8516, arrested in 02/2017 in Emhamid Elghezlan – released in Ocotber 2017 with time served

 Hassan Eraji

student in Marrakesh, born in El Aaiun in 1993, arrested on 19/05/2016 in Marrakesh – released in March 2017 with time served

 The prisoners appealed. Their new trial is scheduled to take place in Marrakech from 16 January 2018.

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