Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Since the leaking of the controversial draft law 20.22, conspiracy theories have been floating on the fringes of social media platforms, with each ideological current pointing the finger of blame towards the others.
Right from the start, various people lambasted the Moroccan Minister of Human Rights and Liberties Mustapha Ramid for leaking the document and taking part of drafting it, but he came out in a Facebook post and denied in a “kill two birds with one stone” style both the leaking and the drafting of the bill.
Well-respected Moroccan journalist Rachid Belghiti, among the best ethical journalists not yet jailed in Morocco, lifted the lid on the identity of the person behind the scandal in a recent Facebook post, and, to the most’s surprise, it was none than the current Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Benabdelkader, a member of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) party, a political party historically known in Morocco to be in the forefront when it comes to standing for human rights and pushing for reforms, a party that has seen thousands of its supporters jailed and killed during Morocco’s lead years. It is a shock.
Belghiti lambasted Benabdelkader and questioned his ethics, stressing, “I would like to tell him that whoever takes advantage of the current juncture, amid a never-seen pandemic like this, and tries to pass secretly a law that lobbies (for the interest of) enterprises and assassinates liberties, has no ethics.”
The Moroccan Times.