Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- A coalition of various Moroccan human rights associations sent an open letter to Morocco’s head of the government, Abdellilah Benkirane, asking him to “to urgently open an impartial investigation” to lift the lid on whether the transactions which cited Moroccan names were legal or not.
The open letter read that “on the sidelines of the citing of Moroccan names in the Panama papers documents, in a way that those names may be linked to tax evasion, given that they created companies in tax haven countries, an impartial investigation should be opened urgently.”
It is worth reminding that Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The ICIJ then shared them with a large network of international media outlets, including Le Monde, The Guardian, the BBC and various others news outlets.
The Moroccan Times.