Moroccan justice increases prison sentence for 15 migrants who tried to jump Melilla’s fence

File - A migrant with an injured foot has been treated by health personnel, after jumping the Melilla fence, March 2, 2022, in Melilla (Spain).

The Court of Appeal of the Moroccan city of Nador has increased from 11 months to three years the prison sentences of 15 migrants who were arrested during the assault on the Melilla fence last June 24.

This was reported by the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) of Nador in a statement, in which it denounced that the sentence of the 15 migrants coming from Sudan and Chad has been multiplied by three with respect to the first instance.

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“The 15 Sudanese and Chadian migrants presented today before the Court of Appeal of Nador were sentenced to three years in prison. A sentence multiplied by more than 3 compared to that of the first instance”, detailed the AMDH in the missive.

The organization stressed that it continues to observe the trials of migrants who tried to cross into Spain last June and who have been involved in “several violations” committed by the courts of the northern Moroccan city.

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