ACAT awards 2017 human rights prize to Naama Asfari

Paris, Jan 27, 2017 (SPS) - The Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT) awarded Saturday, in Paris, its 2017 human rights prize to Naama Asfari, a Sahrawi activist imprisoned in Morocco since November 2010.

The prize was given to his wife Claude Mangin who read movingly a letter from Naama, in a ceremony to which participated more than one hundred people.

“We shouldn’t give up. The struggle continues,” said the Sahrawi activist who was a victim of torture and violent acts when he was arrested by the Moroccan authorities.

Morocco was condemned on 12 December 2016 by the UN Committee against Torture as part of the complaint registered by ACAT on behalf of Sahrawi activist Naama Asfari. (SPS)