Category Archives: English

“Once again the Makhzen didn’t fall short of disregard, indifference, and cruelty.”

by Salah Elayoubi: “What began in early November, as a masquerade with prayers asking for rain, has now taken on the appearance of national tragedy. It’s like the rage of heaven had hit the country, just to punish its own … Continue reading

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Day two: Protection of journalists: one of the first things that struck me was the absence of a single journalist on the panel of speakers

“2nd day at the human rights forum: I managed to get in this time! Everyone had access, actually. The organizers were smart enough to abandon this ridiculous badge requirement. It was a relief to everyone, staff and visitors alike. Serious … Continue reading

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The State manages to ignore the plight of the flood victims and their families.

Very emotional statement from a Moroccan citizen who lost five members of her family in Guelmim due to the recent floods. She’s wondering where all the State officials were to express their grief and support for the victims’ families in … Continue reading

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“The propaganda strategy does not seem to be working very well.”

“I have just arrived at the World Forum of Human Rights in Marrakech. First impression: We’re bored out of our minds. There is far too much space for very little visible activity. As usual the authorities wanted to impress by … Continue reading

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“We, the undersigned, stand by those human rights organisations that are boycotting the event

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 … Continue reading

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Why the World Forum on Human Rights should not take place in Morocco: Citizens and signatories of this Brazilian manifesto are entities presenting their rejection….

….to holding the 2nd. World Human Rights Forum in the city of Marrakesh in Morocco from 27 to 30 November 2014. Morocco, organized as a monarchy, is the last country in the world continuing to colonize a people in the … Continue reading

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Morocco hosts ‘masquerade’ civil rights forum – Al Jazeera English

The kingdom is “using the opportunity to present a false image,” said former AMDH president and winner of the U.N. Human Rights Prize, Khadija Riyadi. “We want to say to the international press that this image isn’t true. We want … Continue reading

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