21-year-old Ahmed Aliout is facing life in prison in Morocco. Ahmed was a soldier in the Moroccan army when he was arrested in March 2017, accused of responding to Facebook messages from people in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria. He was charged with ‘inciting defection to a rebel group’ for these alleged communications.
Ahmed was subject to arbitrary arrest, and was forced under torture to sign a confession written for him. This, alongside his private Facebook messenger history was the main evidence used to convict him. On 4 July 2017 Ahmed was sentenced to life imprisonment following an unfair trial.
Ahmed is a victim of arbitrary arrest, torture and an unfair trial. His treatment highlights numerous violations of international human rights law.
We are a group of people from all over the world campaigning for the freedom of Ahmed Aliouat Contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org