“Christians Against Torture” group said Morocco’s lawsuit action against their organization is an effort from the North African Kingdom to deter the organization from filling any prospective lawsuits.
The group statements came after Morocco’s Interior ministry filed, in its turn recently, a lawsuit against the group’s last law suit against “Morocco”.
The group filled earlier a suit on behalf of French-Moroccan boxer Zakaria Moumni, arrested in 2008, and accused of tricking out 1,200 euros from two Moroccans in exchange for work in Europe. The lawsuit was filled against Morocco’s DST head Hammouchi. It claims Moumni was tortured at the Temara detention center.
A statement from the Moroccan authorities refuted this and said this group is well known for its enmity to Morocco, especially when it comes to the Moroccan Sahara issue.
Earlier this month, Moroccan authorities said “The suit filed by the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior condemns the exploitation of the French judicial process by the authors of these false accusations of torture.”
The Moroccan Times.