Amnesty International to Protest in Front of the Moroccan Parliament the Banning...

Amnesty International to Protest in Front of the Moroccan Parliament the Banning of its Activity in Morocco


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Few days after that the Moroccan authorities confirmed the banning of the “16th International Campus for youth,” an event that was planned to be held in Bouznika under the aegis of Amnesty International Morocco-section, the international human rights watchdog organization said it will be holding a sit-in on September 18 in front of the Moroccan Parliament to “protest the decisions of the Ministry of Interior.”

Representatives of the British, American, Spanish, French and Danish sections of Amnesty international will be also joining the sit-in.

Last week, the Moroccan authorities said the activity was banned because the said organization “did not provide any authorization from the competent authorities, as the article 3 of Dahir n 1-58-377 of the Moroccan law on public gatherings stipulates.”

The Moroccan authorities stressed that “Amnesty International Morocco-section not only did not inform the authorities about the topic of the event and the nationalities of the participants, but also, and most importantly, did not inform them about the organization of the event itself in the first place.”

It is worth reminding that Morocco is set to organize next November 2014 in Marrakesh the “International Human Rights Forum.”

The Moroccan Times.