Casablanca - The family of a murdered student in the early nineties of the last century has issued a statement to the public, calling for “disclosing the whole truth” regarding the killing of their son.
Casablanca – The family of a murdered student in the early nineties of the last century has issued a statement to the public, calling for “disclosing the whole truth” regarding the killing of their son.
The statement, which was obtained by MWN, pointed the finger to a member of the general secretariat of the PJD and Moroccan State.
Ait Eljid Mohammed Benaissa was killed On March 1st, 1993. He was a member of the faction of the Progressive Marxist. He was previously jailed in Fez. The family said that after his assassination, their son’s remains were taken from Fez to Tata, southern Morocco.
A colleague of Ait Eljid, who was an eye witness of the murder, was imprisoned for two years and was subject to an attempt of killing. Elhadioui Elkhmar is still suffering physically and psychologically, according to the statement.
The family insist that the murder was politically motivated. Ait Eljid was actively defending principles of democracy and human rights in an era that was known mainly by constant attack against voices that called for equality and freedom.
The statement accused the “obscurantist forces”, in reference to the Islamists, of being involved in the Murder of their son. The family went on to explain that the killer lied to the judicial police when he claimed he belonged to the faction of the progressive Marxist, when in reality he was a member in the Islamist AL-Isslah wa Attajdid or the movement of the Renewal and Reform. The family is apparently pointing the finger to Abdelali Hami Eddine, a member of the general secretariat of the PJD and a president of an association which defends human rights. Hami Eddine served two years in ELkadouss in the prison of Fez.
Hami Eddine was arrested following his allegedly involvement in the murder of Ait Eljid during confrontations between the Maxists and the Islamists in 1993 at the university in Fez. Elhadioui Elkhmar, the witness, was reported to have recognized Hami Eddine as a participant in the killing, but further investigations could not take place.
The family demanded disclosure of the truth and that the killers should be brought to justice, stressing that letters were sent to the minister of Justice and Liberties, President of the National Council for Human, trade unions and national and international human rights organization.
The case might not be re-opened due to its potential political consequences.