Trial of Saharawi Political Prisoner Lahoucine Amaadour (Husein Brahim) postponed to the 22nd of July

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PUSL.- Last wednesday, 8th of July 2020, the trial of Saharawi political prisoner, Lahoucine Amaadour (Husein Brahim) was postponed to the 22nd of July.

Amaadour refused to take part in the trial that was through video conference since the most basic rights of a fair trial were not guaranteed as the right to defense and the safeguards related to the Covid pandemic were also not in place.

Amaadour who is the prison of Oudaya, Marrakesh has seen his trial postponed several times, since the beginning of the Covid pandemic though the Moroccan judiciary seems to be in a hurry to havea trial since no observers can be present.

Last June 17th the trial o Amaadour was postponed to 8th of July. Amaadour refused to

On Wednesday 27th of May the appeal trial of saharawi political prisoner Lahoucine Amaadour (Husein Brahim) started via videoconference. Mr. Amaadour refused to participate in the video conference trial, arguing that the Moroccan Judiciary intends to “hide” his trial during the Covid pandemia and so close his file.

After the refusal of Mr. Amaadour the trial was postponed to 8th of July 2020.

The Marrakesh appeal court had postponed the appeal trial of the young Saharawi on the 22nd of April. Amaadour was sentenced to 12 years in prison on 26 November 2019.

At the November trial, several international observers were present.

Mr. Amaadour’s trial has been postponed several times. The young activist has been detained since January 17, 2019 without being tried. 314 days of arbitrary detention without trial, which is well beyond the deadline set by Moroccan law of 30 days renewable twice.

More information about this case here: https://porunsaharalibre.org/?lang=en&s=amaadour