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Amnesty condemns Spain, Morocco for rights violations against migrants

[JURIST] Amnesty International [advocacy website] condemned Spain and Morocco for human rights violations against all migrants and asylum-seekers of sub-Saharan origin Wednesday. Immigrants attempting to use Morocco as a conduit to Europe have recently met increased security forces along the Spanish border, resulting in violent clashes and claims of excessive use of force. Following a 10-day trip to the region, Amnesty declared [press release] the human rights violations in the area were "substantial" and "repeated" and urged the countries to immediately stop expelling the migrants, to implement a protocol for the use of force for border control, and to thoroughly investigate a recent series of border assaults [BBC report] that the organization claims resulted in 11 deaths and hundreds of injuries to sub-Saharan migrants. Both Spain [JURIST report] and Morocco [JURIST report] responded to the border rushes by expelling illegal immigrants. Deutsche Press Agentur has more.

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