TO: Morocco’s Minister of Justice and Minister of the Interior

Two Moroccan men were recently attacked, stabbed and thrown out onto the street. They were then arrested and charged with being gay.

This is appalling. I call on you to release these two men immediately and unconditionally, and properly investigate this homophobic attack to bring the perpetrators to justice. 

I also urge you to free all other prisoners who were convicted only because of their sexual orientation, to abolish article 489 of the Moroccan penal code, and to guarantee and protect civil liberties and the right to privacy to all of your citizens.

This campaign has ended.

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Update 15 April 2016: All Out delivered a petition to Moroccan authorities with over 82,000 signatures. Both men have been released from prison, and their attackers were sentenced to prison. The victims remain on probation, but in Morocco this is a vital shift away from the skewed injustice for LGBT people that has existed for so long.

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Update 4 April 2016: We have learned that one of the victims of the attack has been sentenced to 4 months in prison last week. The other victim will be going to court on April 11. Activists, organisations and journalists have gathered to protest this decision and demand that both men are released. We need to show Moroccan authorities that we won't back down. That's the only way we can make them think twice before sending anyone else to jail just for being who they are. Please sign and share.

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Attacked, stabbed and thrown naked and bleeding onto the street. That’s what happened to two men in Morocco. They were together in their own home when a homophobic gang broke in and assaulted them. The attackers filmed the whole thing and put it on social media.

The worst part? The attacks have barely been investigated, while the victims have been arrested and charged with being gay. Unless we do something, they could end up in jail.

The trial of one of the victims is this Monday so the time is running out. But Aswat, our partners in Morocco, are telling us that resistance against this case is growing in the country. If we can amplify these voices of protest with a huge, global outcry, we might be able to get these innocent men free.

There's just 48 hours left: Will you ask Morocco’s Minister of Justice to free these two innocent men and investigate this appalling attack?

Published March 30, 2016

This campaign is being run in conjunction with the Aswat Collectif and Akaliyat. 

This is a campaign of the All Out Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.