The General Assembly of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, at its 17th Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam, recalling that:

1.      For many years the IADL has co-sponsored observer missions to attend numerous trials in Moroccan courts of Saharan activists, whether claiming their right to self-determination or merely seeking respect for their human rights; and

2.      Having received information concerning serious repression of such activists through the most glaring violations of freedom of expression, security of the person and right to fair trial;

Now therefore this General Assembly calls upon the Moroccan authorities to put an end to these prosecutions and to guarantee the fullest respect of all basic human rights.

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