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On 21 October 2016, Alkarama sent to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) new information about Ali Aarrass, detained since 2008 and sentenced on the sole basis of confessions obtained under torture.
On 22 September 2016, Alkarama submitted its report on Morocco’s human rights situation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in view of its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which will be held in May 2017. Despite the authorities’ tangible progress in the protection and promotion of human rights, some practices remain in violation of Morocco’s international obligations.
- Impunity for perpetrators of torture and lack of an independent and transparent procedure following complaints of torture and ill-treatment committed by law enforcement officials;
- Lack of independence of the judiciary, conducive to a climate of impunity and violations, notably of the right to a fair trial;
- Persistent practice of arbitrary detention and refusal of the authorities to address this issue;
- Repeated infringements on freedom of expression and persecution of journalists.
2007 / 2016