Strasbourg — Members of the European Parliament has expressed their support to the human rights organizations boycotting the 2nd World Human Rights Forum held in Marrakech, Morocco, in a statement Wednesday. “We, the undersigned, stand by those human rights organisations that are boycotting the event, such as AMDH and the Moroccan League for Human Rights, and Sahrawi NGOs for human rights.
We ask those that do attend to press in the strongest manner upon the human rights abuses committed by the Moroccan state.” On this occasion, the MEPs denounced the human rights situation in Morocco, and in particular in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, the MEPs stressed, adding “it should provide a catalyst for the international community, including the European Union, to finally act in pressing Morocco to end the human rights abuses it imposes.”
The statement was signed by Norbert Neuser, MEP (S&D), Ana Gomes MEP (S&D), Helmut Scholz, MEP (GUE/NGL), Marina Albiol, MEP (GUE/NGL), Javier Couso, MEP (GUE/NGL), Lidia Senra, MEP (GUE/NGL), Ángela Vallina, MEP (GUE/NGL), Paloma López, MEP (GUE/NGL), Malin Björk MEP (GUE/NGL), Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP (GUE/NGL), Fernando Maura, MEP (ALDE), Fabio Castaldo, MEP (EFDD), Ignazio Corrao, MEP (EFDD), Jordi Sebastià MEP (Greens/EFA), Ernest Urtasun MEP (Greens/EFA), Josep Maria Terricabras MEP (Greens/EFA), Bart Staes MEP (Greens/EFA), Bodil Ceballos MEP (Greens/EFA), Jill Evans MEP (Greens/EFA), and Ernest Maragall MEP (Greens/EFA). (4 photos)