Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

Morocco’s top court has upheld jail sentences ranging up to life for 23 Sahrawis over the killings of 11 security personnel a decade ago, a defence lawyer said.Morocco and the rebel Polisario Front, which seeks independence for the disputed Western Sahara territory, have accused each other of provoking deadly clashes between police and Sahrawi protesters at a camp for displaced people in Gdeim Izik in November 2010.”The Court of Cassation on Wednesday dismissed all the appeals” of the 23 defendants, Mohamed Fadel Leili told AFP. “This is the final decision.”The appeals court’s decision comes a…

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