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Ali Aarrass continues to experience some ill-treatment and harassment in detention. Evidence of international support has helped improve his detention conditions in the past.
Messages in French, Spanish or English can be sent directly to Ali Aarrass in prison, though delivery of letter s and cards is occasionally blocked. Ali likes positive messages of support and encouragement and has a strong sense of humour. You are encouraged to introduce yourself and share joyful or funny stories and jokes with him. You can mention Amnesty International and include a return address with your messages, however please avoid any religious content or religious cards as these could put Ali at risk (freedom of religion is not guaranteed in Morocco).
Send your letter or card it to:
Ali AarrassPrison Locale de Salé IISaléMorocco
To ensure Ali Aarrass receives cards and letters, please send a copy to his sister:Farida Aarrass50 rue Jules Debecker1081 BruxellesBelgium
Implement the decision of the UN
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calling for the immediate
release of Ali Aarrass; and
Ali Aarrass was reportedly tortured for 12 days in December 2010 by
officials of the General Directorate for the Surveillance of the Territory
(DST) while held incommunicado in a secret detention centre in Témara, Morocco.
In 2012, an independent forensic
doctor who accompanied Juan Mendez,
the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, confirmed that torture
had taken place.
After an unfair trial in which he was convicted solely on the
basis of statements extracted under torture, Ali Aarrass now faces years in
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