un ponte per...
This project is implemented by
Un Ponte Per...
english | français
European Commission
This project is funded by
the European Commission.
Freedom of Expression
Home > Country focus > Morocco > The State, Judiciary and Unjust Sentences against the Opinion-Makers

The State, Judiciary and Unjust Sentences against the Opinion-Makers

Sunday 19 October 2014, by The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)

Cairo October 19, 2014

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), deplores the unjust sentences issued against the opinion-makers which aim to eliminate the freedom of expression in the country.

The Misdemeanor court in Ain al-Sabie, sentenced, on last Friday October 17, 2014, the rapper “Othman” known as “Mr. Crazy” for three years on allegations of misrepresentation the national anthem and spreading and inciting for using drugs through his songs. He was addressing the difficult living situations and how to address it in his songs. It is worth to mention that who promoted the case of the rapper “Othman” was the other rapper “Moaz Belgawat” known as “al-Haked”; who was lately released from the prison, about a month ago, as he was arrested many times due to his songs.

On Wednesday October 15, 2014 The Court Appeal in El Aaiún in the western Sahara, sentenced “Abdul-Fattah al-Dalal”, the Saharai activist, for one year imprisonment on allegations of forming a criminal gang, disturbing traffic, assaulting public officers while performing their work and destroying public properties. He was always participating in the protests and the peaceful demonstrations, which is the main reason behind his arrest. Moreover, he was always tortured by the prison guards due to objecting the poor and ill-treatment.

ANHRI said that “the authorities’ persistence on using the unjust sentences against the activists and opinion-makers is a clear violation to the freedom of expression in the country”.

ANHRI demands from the authorities to halt using such methods to silence the voices and to eliminate the freedom of expression in the country in violation for all the international treaties and charters.


SOURCE: http://anhri.net/?p=135317&lang=en

This project is in partnership with:

al mesalla

Al Mesalla

fmas

FMAS

aohr

Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR)

al mesalla

ACCUN

ya basta

Ya Basta

SPIP

Site powered by SPIP

RSS 2.0