Morocco: Human Rights Gatherings Blocked

(Rabat) – Moroccan authorities have blocked more than 15 meetings that the Moroccan Human Rights Association has tried to hold around the country since July 2014. The authorities have also denied venues for events planned by the Moroccan League for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and other organizations.

The interdictions began around the time that Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad, in a speech on combatting terrorism, accused human rights groups of filing baseless allegations of abuses perpetrated by the security forces in a way that could harm Morocco’s image and security.
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