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Morocco: save Mohamed Rashid Chrii

16. May 2003

Mohamed Rashid Chrii is the Secretary of the Union of Workers of Local Communities, a member of the Antiglobalisation Solidarity Committee, and also a member of the Moroccan Human Rights Association. He was arrested on April 24, 2003. He was so brutally tortured that he went into a coma.

Mohamed Rashid Chrii is now out of coma and left hospital. Now he is in custody of the police who accuses him of being involved in illegal trafficking of cigarettes. This is clearly a plot to smear the honest work of respected trade unionist who is feared by the regime. The campaign must thus go on demanding his immediate release, the dropping of the charges, the punishment of the police who tortured him and the respect for free trade unionism in Morocco.