Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The former Moroccan Minister of Human Rights, Mohammed Ziyan said his son did “neither buy nor sell any face masks, let it be counterfeit, manufactured, or imported.”
“I am used to such stories in the media.
The aim of using my name is to smear me,” Ziyan stressed.
“This is not the first time,” the former Moroccan Minister of Human Rights stressed.
“I learned to live with such things,” Ziyan added.
Ziyan said his advocacy for the release of Rif activists is the main reason behind the smear campaign he is subject to in the media, as he was a member of the Moroccan League for the Defense of Rifi Detainees and made no bones, in various occasions, about calling their jailing “a political arrest.”
A few days ago, the Moroccan authorities busted a criminal network, headed by the son of a former Moroccan Minister of Human Rights, that sold to a Marrakesh-based private hospital a huge amount of low-quality counterfeit face masks.
Various local news outlet said the head of the criminal gang was none other than the son of Mohammed Ziyane, despite the fact that the authorities did not disclose any names.
The Moroccan Times.