Rabat - A Moroccan French association has expresses solidarity with the families of the victims of Gdim Izik incidents in 2010 and welcomes the referral of the case to a civilian court.
Rabat – A Moroccan French association has expresses solidarity with the families of the victims of Gdim Izik incidents in 2010 and welcomes the referral of the case to a civilian court.
The French Moroccan Association (AFM) of Joué-lès-Tours in central France expressed its deep solidarity with the families and relatives of the victims of the incidents of Gdim Izik that took place in November 8, 10 during the dismantling of the camp, located near the southern Moroccan city of Laayoune and resulted in the killing of 13 people, including 11 civil protection members.
Having followed the allegations of certain parties attempting to exploit the reopening of the trial against the accused of the criminal act during the peaceful dismantling of the camp, the association states in a communiqué released on Saturday 21 that these attempts at politicizing the case are “purely criminal.”
As to the decision of the Court of Cassation, last July, to annul the verdict pronounced against the defendants by the military court and refer the case to a civilian court, AFM welcomed this decision and considered it a “great progress.”
The organization praised the “development achieved in Morocco on human rights since 1999 under the leadership of King Mohammed VI.”
The reforms in this area were further consolidated by Constitution of 2011, which has guaranteed, inter alia, fundamental rights particularly the right to appeal and rights of defense.