GfbV Signs Joint Letter for the Release of Idris Hasan

Coalition of Human Rights NGOs Calls on the Moroccan Authorities to Release Uyghur Activist

Uyghur activist Yidiresi Aishan is at risk of extradition after one year of detention in Morocco. One year after his arrest at Casablanca airport, Yidiresi Aishan, also known as Idris Hasan, a Uyghur activist, remains under threat of extradition from Morocco to China, where there are substantial grounds to believe that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.

After arriving in Morocco on a flight from Turkey in 2021, where he had been living with his family since 2012, Mr. Aishan was arrested on the basis of a Red Notice issued by Interpol at China's request “for belonging to a terrorist organisation”. In recent years, China has increasingly used the Interpol Red Notice system to stifle dissent. When living in Turkey, Mr. Aishan reportedly provided translation assistance to other Uyghurs in
exile and helped collect testimonies on human rights violations in Xinjiang. As a member of the Uyghur community and given his activism, Mr. Aishan would face real risks of torture and other  ill-treatment as well as prolonged arbitrary detention, if forcibly returned to China.

Together with dozens of other NGOs and Human Rights Organizations, we call on the Moroccan authorities to cancel the extradition proceedings against Mr. Aishan and release him from his year-long detention. 

You can read the joint letter here