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Trial of Sahrawi Gdeim Izik group: Moroccan justice exploited to settle political scores

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Paris, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - The lawyers of Sahrawi activists, tried by the Court of Appeal of Rabat, denounced Thursday, in Paris, the Moroccan justice which has been exploited to settle political scores after six months of hearings marked by the absence of proofs.
The justice is exploited to settle political scores between the States and with the Polisario Front, affirmed the two lawyers Ingrid  Metton and Olfa Ouled, who were both expelled from Morocco violently, in a press conference on the occasion of the publication of a report of the observations of the defence on Gdeim Izik’s trial at the Court of Appeal of Rabat.
The report will be sent to French President Emmanuel Macron, Foreign Affairs Ministry, embassies, international institutions and non-governmental organizations.
In the absence of proofs to sentence the Sahrawi activists for acts of violence perpetrated against policemen, intention of murder and formation of a wicked group to commit a crime and desecration of bodies, the civil parties called on the Court of Appeal to amend the facts of offence against the security of the State. (SPS)