Free Moroccans Wafae Charaf and Oussama Housne now

When Wafae Charaf and Oussama Housne dared to speak out about being abducted and tortured, they were imprisoned for "false reporting" of torture. They must be released now.

In 2014, 27-year-old Moroccan activist Wafae Charaf was sentenced to two years in prison after she reported being tortured after attending a protest. 22-year-old Oussama Housne did the same and received three years in jail. Both were convicted for "falsely reporting" torture and for slandering Morocco's police force, even though neither of them accused the police. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience.

These convictions send a chilling message to any survivor of torture who considers complaining about their abuse. But torture can only be stopped when victims can safely speak out and claim justice.

Call on Morocco's Minister of Justice to ensure Wafae Charaf and Oussama Housne are released immediately and unconditionally. Read more.

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Message Recipients: El Mustapha Ramid, Minister of Justice and Liberties of Morocco
 
 
 
 
 
 
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