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Dispraising Contractual Teachers’ Protest In Morocco Reveals Unprecedented Repression

Dispraising Contractual Teachers’ Protest In Morocco Reveals Unprecedented Repression
Geneva – The Moroccan authorities’ crack down on teachers’ peaceful gatherings in the capital Rabat shows unprecedented level of repression, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement. The government should stop using security ...

” The contractual teachers’ sit-in in the capital, Rabat, comes weeks after they went on strike and organized protests in a number of Moroccan cities, calling for integration into the public sector.Aljerjawi said: “The contractual teachers did not commit any serious violations that required such violent security handling.” The Moroccan authorities should: • immediately stop using force against peaceful demonstrators and stop violating their guaranteed rights to express opinion and peaceful assembly; • conduct a transparent and independent investigation into the serious attacks on contractual teachers’ protest to bring those responsible to justice and ensure that this dangerous intrusion on Moroccans’ rights and freedoms is not repeated; • start a dialogue with the contractual teachers to reach a solution that preserves their legal rights, away from resorting to security solutions that deepen the crisis and eliminate opportunities for agreement on appropriate solutions.The constitution also guarantees freedom of opinion, expression, and peaceful assembly, as it is stated in Article 29 that: “The freedoms of reunion, of assembly, of peaceful demonstration, of association and of syndical and political membership [appartenance], are guaranteed.

Geneva – The Moroccan authorities’ crack down on teachers’ peaceful gatherings in the capital Rabat shows unprecedented level of repression, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement.Euro-Med Monitor's MENA Regional Manager Anas Aljerjawi, said that “the shocking scenes from Rabat’s streets show an unprecedented level of oppression and disregard for human dignity, and reflects a bleak picture of Morocco's respect for the basic rights of its citizens”.

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