Four UN autarkic quality rights experts called connected Thursday for Morocco to reverse its determination to extradite a Uyghur Muslim to China arsenic his instrumentality would spot him nether menace of superior quality rights violations.

If helium is made to return, quality rights defender Yidiresi Aishan risks detention, enforced disappearance, oregon torture and different cruel, inhuman oregon degrading attraction oregon punishment, the experts argue.

Deep concern

“We are profoundly acrophobic by today’s determination by the Moroccan Court of Cassation allowing the extradition of Mr. Aishan to China, contempt the credible hazard of sedate violations of his quality rights, some for his rank of an taste and spiritual number and for his alleged affiliation with a violent organisation”, the experts said successful a statement.

The Chinese authorities are accusing him of having joined the violent radical East Turkestan Islamic Movement arsenic good arsenic carrying retired oregon actively participating successful alleged violent activities, nether Article 120 of the Chinese Criminal Code.

Based connected a Red Notice alert, issued by the satellite constabulary practice assemblage INTERPOL, connected 13 March 2017, Mr. Aishan was arrested successful Casablanca.

However, that announcement was suspended successful August this year.

No hazard assessment

Whenever “substantial grounds” beryllium for the likelihood of torture successful the state of destination, nary State has the close to expel, instrumentality oregon different region immoderate idiosyncratic from its territory, according to the UN experts.

This includes a accordant signifier of gross, flagrant oregon wide violations of quality rights.

This extradition process is happening without immoderate signifier of idiosyncratic examination and appraisal of risks, which blatantly violates the implicit prohibition of refoulement nether planetary quality rights and exile law”, the autarkic experts said.

As an asylum seeker successful Morocco, Mr. Aishan should beryllium protected from extradition oregon forced instrumentality to China, until his exile presumption is decided, they added.

Legal obligation

Moreover, they underscored that no bilateral statement connected extradition oregon diplomatic assurances tin wlease a State from its obligations nether planetary quality rights and exile law.

Back in August, helium UN experts had raised their concerns implicit the lawsuit with the Moroccan Government. They volition proceed engaging with the authorities to guarantee afloat compliance with the implicit prohibition of refoulement nether planetary quality rights and exile law, they said. 

Endorsing the connection were Special Rapporteur connected torture and different cruel, inhuman oregon degrading attraction oregon punishment Nils Melzer; Special Rapporteur connected the promotion and extortion of quality rights portion countering terrorism Fionnuala Ní Aoláin; Special Rapporteur connected the concern of quality rights defenders Mary Lawler; and Special Rapporteur connected number issues, Fernand de Varennes RP.

Special Rapporteurs and autarkic experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and study back connected a circumstantial quality rights taxable oregon a state situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not paid for their work.