Stability and the rule of law at the heart of national successes (journal)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:36 PM Rabat – Stability and the rule of law are at the heart of Morocco’s political, economic, industrial and social successes, writes the Arabic-speaking daily + Al-Ittihad Al- Ichtiraki +. These successes are based on the stability and the primacy of the law guaranteed by the security effectiveness, underlines the publication in an article to appear Thursday under the title “of the + political police which devours the State +” of its author Talaâ Saoud Al- Atlassi. He observes that the Moroccan security and intelligence services have shown a high sense of professionalism in their relations and Morocco’s relations with other countries, noting that the sharp expertise of these services has been beneficial to many. countries like Spain, France, Belgium, United States and Sri Lanka. The Moroccan intelligence services repeated the feat and, once again, spared France a “possible terrorist operation”, which shows the effectiveness of these services and their pioneering role in the fight against terrorism. , he notes, noting that this performance also provides information on the depth and relevance of their diplomatic contributions to further consolidate Morocco’s stature in the concert of nations. As this political process continues on its way in the Kingdom, discordant voices, excessively exploited by anti-Morocco forces, have burst onto the media scene, especially in the West, making a lot of ado about nothing and presenting themselves as “saviors”, however, points out the author of the article. These voices have fallen into oblivion, without however finding a taker, he indicates, adding that from France, a former soldier, a former sportsman and a former journalist, who enjoyed their rights and benefited from the success of the Kingdom, are transformed into “fierce” opponents motivated by narrow selfish ambitions and driven by so-called “international” media “support”. These individuals have engaged in turf wars which have exposed their treatment with foreign intelligence services, while removing the veil on their disappointments and their own ambitions which have been exploited and manipulated against their own homeland, he adds. -he, noting that these shenanigans and actions have not damaged Morocco’s resilience. Some voices in the Kingdom have gone far in denying the facts, claiming that the state is “crossed” by a “political police” which “scuttles any democratic spirit” and any legal foundation. “We did not know that in Morocco, we are facing the authority of a secret political police, a criminal gang that does not back down against any other authority”, quipped Saoud Al-Atlassi. This is what Maati Monjib tried to make us believe shortly after his provisional release in a money laundering trial, he continues. If these allegations are true, would this “political police” not have silenced the one who “denounced” it and revealed its existence, wonders the publication. “God be praised that Mr. Monjib, who denounced the secret monster is among his family in safety and health”, after a hunger strike which empowered him to give inflammatory statements, devoid of politics as s ‘he enjoys the “protection” of a foreign country, the author still quips. He who works on history, does he not realize that the Moroccan “police” has acquired, over the last few years, and in line with the reform project led by HM King Mohammed VI, a meaning? high of “history”, taking in each safe operation to provide images and releases. Any operation linked to terrorism, trafficking in human beings, drug trafficking or even money laundering is the subject of press releases which always mention the legally binding sentence: “under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office”, points out the author of the article. And Saoud Al-Atlassi to continue that the security services face the terrorist bands that threaten the security of the country with all the democratically recognized legal guarantees despite the fact that these bands do not give any consideration to either democratic or human rights. From international experiences and even in Morocco “in the years of lead”, the + political police + hardly cares about the laws, the judiciary and public opinion, notes the author of the article, adding that Mr. Monjib is the subject of a trial which will not necessarily condemn him and may even exonerate him. This trial rightly draws from the mechanisms of the rule of law, the state claimed by democratic movements and that Morocco is in the process of consecrating through a reform process led by HM the King. National and democratic actors adhere to this process with enthusiasm, serenity and perspicacity while bearing in mind that it is a process that is part of history to finally give rise to a qualitative transformation in the country. , he continues. Slogans are easy to concoct and chant as in the case of Mr. Monjib who turned his back on the rule of law when he challenged him on his own practices to clarify them and ensure their legal aspect, he said, noting that it seems that Monjib “is nostalgic for the state of the + political police”. Morocco today has broken with all secret practices. He is aware of his problems and constraints and engages in a self-assessment to separate the wheat from the chaff, he notes, stressing that the security services are the first to “denounce” their elements involved in practices. outlaw and bring them before the prosecution in case of abuse. In this context, the author of the article refers to the report of the US State Department on human rights in Morocco which draws three quarters of its content from reports from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), the presidency of the prosecution service and the general delegation for prison administration and rehabilitation. These reports, he said, settled on the violations, offenses and complaints that these institutions received as they revealed data on prosecutions that resulted in penalties to sanction violations and overruns of laws and citizens’ rights. . In this sense, he stresses that “these national institutions are the first to carry out a legal review of their practices and are the first to self-assess, considering that“ the report of the US State Department is intended as diplomatic testimony. on the strength of the “legal concern” in force within these institutions. “Nothing in the report of the US State Department alludes to the existence of a secret security apparatus against the homeland, the citizens, the state and democracy,” he said. And to conclude that democracy remains a process that is perfected through practice and continuous reflection.