Taroudant - Dozens of Moroccan pilgrims families reportedly vowed to sue Saudi Arabia over the Mina Stampede that claimed the lives of 19 Moroccans and left several missing.
Taroudant – Dozens of Moroccan pilgrims families reportedly vowed to sue Saudi Arabia over the Mina Stampede that claimed the lives of 19 Moroccans and left several missing.
According to the Moroccan daily Almassae in its Monday issue, dozens of Moroccan families consulted well-known lawyers at a French office to file a lawsuit against the Saudi state in international courts.
The Moroccan daily Arabic newspaper said that an Amazigh Cooperation is still in contact with other families who lost their members in Mina Tragedy, in order to take their case to international justice and demanded allowances from Riyadh.
Al Massae reports that the appeal came following claims that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the mismanagement of the Hajj ritual, the symbolic stoning of Satan, which caused the stampede in Mina.
The daily newspaper added that Moroccan families said that Saudi Authorities did not take the necessary security measures.
On Friday, the Moroccan pilgrims organized a sit-in to denounce mismanagement and lawlessness that marked this year’s Hajj.
Which led to 19 Moroccan pilgrims’ deaths in the Mina stampede and left twenty seven other pilgrims still missing.
Upon instructions of King Mohammed VI, a delegation composed of representatives of the ministries of interior, foreign affairs, health and Habous and Islamic affairs, visited hospitals and the morgue in Mecca to follow up the identification of the Moroccan victims and determine their location.