Morocco came under activist fire again today. The government got some flack last month for that whole anti-gay arrest thing, which led Amnesty International’s UK-branch to wag its non-profit finger at the North African nation. Those men remain in custody.
Human Rights Watch joins the din today, saying that the the primarily Muslim nation best get with the liberal program.
The Moroccan government should protect the rights to privacy and a fair trial, Human Rights Watch and the Moroccan Human Rights Association said today. Human Rights Watch and the Moroccan Human Rights Association called on the government to repeal a law that provides prison terms for consensual homosexual acts, and launched a petition demanding that the government repeal article 489 of the penal code. They also demanded the release of the six men currently imprisoned under this article.
PM Abbas El Fassi is reportedly shaking in his boots.