Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The Moroccan Minister of Human Rights and Personal Liberties Mustapha Ramid said: “The state of health emergency is no pretext to physically harm citizens, and it is absolutely not permissible to do so (physically harming people) under any pretext.”
Ramid, who was speaking amid a live event broadcast by the Parliamentary Law Forum association, further noted that “the law needs to be applied on people (law enforcement agents) who commit such infractions.”
Penalties for people convicted of transgressing quarantine measures include up to a 3 months jail sentence and a fine of up to 1300 DHS and Ramid said a discussion has ensued regarding the aforementioned penalties, further noting that he was in favor of jailing people, as “a monetary fine only is no practical solution.”
Ramid said his rationale behind his belief is that many people “won’t be able to pay the fine,” or ask to pay it later, which adds more workload to law enforcement agents, including potentially triggering more crimes.
The Moroccan Times.