Moroccan human rights and political activists Wafae Charaf and Oussama Housne were abducted and underwent psychological, physical and sexual assault in 2014, after both had attended political protests. They were subsequently imprisoned for “falsely reporting” torture and ordered to pay compensation for slandering Morocco’s police force, even though neither of them had accused the police. Amnesty International has declared them prisoners of conscience.

Wafae Charaf was abducted after she went to a workers’ protest in Tangier on 27 April 2014, by men who beat her for several hours and threatened ...


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