The Moroccan Lawyers Club has decided to seize the Executive Directorate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (DECT) to protest against calls for terrorism against Morocco launched by a former Algerian soldier. They denounce biased messages that could threaten security and peace in the region.
“Move the war to Moroccan territory to sow chaos and terror in Casablanca, in Marrakech. If you want independence, you must die as a martyr, ”Mokhtar Said Mediouni said in a statement on Al Hayat TV. He called on Polisario members to commit terrorist acts in central Morocco, Hespress said.
While denouncing these extremely serious remarks, the Moroccan lawyers’ club decided to “prepare a motion which aims to condemn the speech inciting terrorism uttered by the Polisario and soldiers close to the Algerian regime, while denouncing their rapprochement with the Iranian regime ”, explains the Club.
In this regard, “the Algerian Penal Code in its article 87 Bis 4 condemns and sanctions the apology of terrorism, Art. 87 bis 4 provides that anyone who defends, encourages or finances, by any means whatsoever, the acts referred to in this section (acts of terrorism) is punished by a time-limit of five (5) at ten (10) years and a fine of one hundred thousand (100,000) DA to five hundred thousand (500,000) DA ”, recalls Hespress.
The Club of Lawyers in Morocco believes that “the unilateral severance by Algeria of diplomatic relations between the two countries will not facilitate the application of these provisions, especially since those who advocate these acts are close to the Algerian regime ”. Article 20, paragraph 2, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides that “any appeal to national, racial or religious hatred which constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence is prohibited by law. law “. It was on the strength of all this that the club decided to turn to DECT, given that the United Nations Security Council addressed incitement to terrorism in two of its resolutions: 1373 in 2001, and 1624 in 2005.