Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Mustapha El Khalfi, the Moroccan minister of communication and the government spokesman, hashed it out to details this afternoon on the expulsion of eight European lawyers from the Moroccan territories.
The eight lawyers, from which 5 are Spanish, 2 others are French, while the remaining one is from Belgium, have founded a group that goes by the name “The International Rally of Lawyers to Support Gdeim Izik Prisoners,” one which aims at supporting the prisoners that killed 11 Moroccan officials when they started unprecedented acts of riot in 2010.
Morocco decided to expel them “for disturbing public order,” Khalfi said today in a press briefing.
Khalfi added that the decision is part of Morocco’s “exercise of its sovereignty,” stressing that “the kingdom cannot accept that a group of foreigners, from different nationalities, sows trouble and undermines the public order.”
“These expulsions are in full accordance with the law governing the entry and residence of foreigners in Morocco,” Khalfi added.
The Moroccan minister said that the Moroccan authorities have informed the Spanish Embassy of the measures taken against the five Spanish lawyers.
The Moroccan Times.