Wehbe highlights from Geneva the situation of the Moroccans in Tindouf
Monday, February 27, 2023 – 3:35 pm
Abdel Latif Wehbe, Minister of Justice, said: “The Kingdom’s southern provinces are experiencing a boom in inclusive economic and social development that allows the people to enjoy their rights and participate in the management of public affairs through representative institutions. Moroccans held in extremely harsh conditions in the Tindouf camps in Algiers have been going on for almost half a century, as their diaries are supplied with a siege, confiscation of the right to assemble and a ban on movement.
In a speech he delivered during his participation in the high-level segment of the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Wehbe pointed out that Moroccans detained in Tindouf suffer extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and the practice of all forms of torture. , rape, human trafficking and the recruitment of children by militias who pledge the enjoyment of the most basic rights with complete political and ideological subjugation and subjugation.
Regarding the fabricated regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, Wehbe, Head of the National High-Level Delegation to the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council, said: “The Kingdom of Morocco reaffirms its support for the political process and its commitment in the form of round tables with all parties under the exclusive auspices of United Nations to reach a realistic, practical, sustainable and consensus-based solution within the framework of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom and on the basis of the autonomy initiative, considered for the 19th time by the Security Council as a serious and credible initiative.
The Minister of Justice confirmed that “the total number of countries supporting this initiative has risen to 91, and its dynamism has been enhanced by the opening of consulates in the Moroccan desert by a number of African, Arab and South American countries; This dynamic is consistent with international legitimacy, most recently Security Council Resolution 2654, which reaffirmed the round table formula as the only basis for United Nations-sponsored negotiations to help achieve a realistic political solution that is practical, sustainable and based on consensus. .
It is noteworthy that Abd al-Latif Wehbe mentioned in his speech the main reform workshops in Morocco, especially the royal workshops on social protection, in addition to the reform of the national health system, and concern for education and law. to work, with the willingness of the Kingdom to continue social dialogue and to pay particular attention to the right to water. In addition to 2022 marked by royal concern for equality and women.
He also recalled Morocco’s efforts to promote the values of dialogue, peace, tolerance, cooperation and mutual respect between countries, as well as the Kingdom’s accession to the First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination in regarding women.