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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #231 - Morocco: Failure to King (fr) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:21:08 +0200

King Mohammed VI has angered Moroccans and Moroccan in pardoning a recidivist pedophile in July. This faux pas revealed the monarch of his god-like pedestal. ---- Each year, on different occasions (national holidays including his own birthday and religious festivals), the king of Morocco pardoned by his divine intervention thousands of common criminals but never political prisoners, monarchist mercy has limits! Thus, when the King of Spain is asking the homecoming of his own subjects dealing with the Moroccan justice, it is with great pleasure that the King of Morocco gives grace. ---- But grace is not always flawless: in July, it was granted a recidivist pedophile! The reaction of much of the Moroccan people do not have to wait: in all Morocco, thousands of people took to the streets, demanding the immediate cancellation of grace and questioning its foundation and operation. Power has responded to shots tonfa... Note that this time, even pure juice monarchists beat the pavement: that the absurdity of this grace can not this time be the subject of twisted explanations that justify the act of a wise king the populace would not be able to discern.

Royal false note

The royal cabinet has accused the prison service of abusing the confidence of the king, and decided to blame the Director of Moroccan prisons, soon dismissed. Person, moreover, do not regret the dismissal, even cowardly, because the character has accumulated many cases of corruption and abuse of power during his service. However, without apology, the king recognized the mistake made, set aside the grace, asked the Spanish court to deliver the pedophile (something not made until today) and invited him to his palace families child victims of the Spanish rapist.

The royalist government Islamist PJD (Justice and Development) in crisis for months, said through his Minister of Justice that this grace, and in general all royal decisions exceeds its scope. That is to put finely king before the responsibility of his choice, while giving us a new proof of the travesty of democracy what the Moroccan constitutional monarchy.

This episode marks a profound destabilization of the confidence that the monarchy claims to hold the part of the Moroccan people. It is also the first time that the king back on a decision, especially a decision concerning diplomatic relations with another country. Some activists in Morocco compared with irony this episode with that of the Japanese emperor at the end of the Second World War, the Japanese had said he had no divine status.

Marouane Taharouri (AL Paris North East)
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