Tainted confessions in Morocco

This article cites Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch regarding two cases in Morocco in which French-speaking defendants signed statements written in Arabic, which they could not read and were told simply contained biographical details, but that turned out to be detailed confessions. The NGOs allege that this is a common police practice in the country, and “once you sign, you’re basically on an express train to prison.”

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One Response to Tainted confessions in Morocco

  1. jspndy says:

    Allowing police to record confessions has always led to false, fabricated or extorted confessions, even in countries like UK, USA. Only confessions recorded by judicial authority in the presence of counsel should have any value.

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