Moroccan court issues unfair ruling against human rights activist Hamadi Nassiri

Tantan (southern Morocco), January 15, 2017 (SPS) – A Moroccan Court  has issued unfair sentence in absentia against human rights activist and former Sahrawi political prisoner Hammadi Nassiri for six months and a fine of 500 dirhams, according the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.

The Sahrawi human rights activist had been subjected to verbal abuse, provocations and harassment during his return from Agadir by police checkpoint in the northern town of Tantan.

The source added that the former Saharawi political prisoner had been tranformed from the occupied city of Smara to undergo surgery on his nose in Agadir, after he was violently attacked by the Moroccan forces, following his participation in a peaceful demonstration demanding the right of self-determination for the Saharawi people in the occupied city of Smara on April 17, 2015. (SPS)