PUSL.- The Moroccan Court of First Instance in El-Aaiun, capital of occupied Western Sahara, postponed this Monday, September 07, 2020, the hearing of Ibrahim Amrikli , Saharawi journalist who is currently under provisional release.
Ibrahim who is a member of the Saharawi News group Nushatta was victim of an arbitrary arrest last May 15, 2020 by the Moroccan occupation police under the pretext of violating the state of emergency declared by the Moroccan state in Morocco and Western Sahara during the Covid Pandemic. Ibrahim had a a travel permit, but nevertheless he was detained and victim of severe ill-treatment while in police custody. To the charges regarding the violation of the safety measures during the pandemic the court also added made up criminal charges.
Amnesty International launched a twitter campaign this weekend demanding that all fabricated charges against the young Saharawi journalist should be dropped.
Ahead of the trial of @Nushatta video journalist Ibrahim Amrikli, 23, this Monday before a Court in Laayoune, a city in #WesternSahara, the Moroccan authorities must immediately drop the trumped-up charges held against him. (2-1) pic.twitter.com/RcYW08Lx5n
— Amnesty MENA (@AmnestyMENA) September 4, 2020