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Press release

Following reports published by media outlets on January 26th, 2019 about Mr. Nasser Zefzafi’s health, who is detained at the Ain Sebaa 1 Local Prison in Casablanca, the National Human Rights Council, upon its Chairperson's decision, dispatched a team of three members, including a forensic specialist, to inquire about Mr. Zefzafi’s health and to take a close look at his medical report.

The team visited the prison and held several meetings with the prison administration and Mr. Nasser Zefzafi as well as the two doctors of the prison. Mr Zefzafi was medically examined on the same occasion. 

The team also looked at his medical report and the recordings of what happened on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.

The team drafted a general visit report with a detailed annex on Mr. Zefzafi’s health condition. The National Human Rights Council has thus concluded that Mr. Zefzafi has undergone seven medical exams in several specialties by doctors at the Ibn Rochd University Hospital in Casablanca, in addition to three radiology exams.

The report by the CNDH-appointed forensic specialist has concluded that Mr. Zefzafi’s health does not raise any concerns and recommended, to the prison administration, completing the additional medical exams.

The National Human Rights Council observes the trial and will publish its report and conclusions as soon as the Casablanca Court of Appeal renders its final decision.