Tamazgha states nations
 Canary Islands


Amazigh democratic party (PDAM) wrote to the president of the European Parliament, Mr. Hans-Gert POTTENG, about human rights violation in Morocco


Le Parti démocratique amazighe marocain

Rue Moulay Ali Chérif Hassan Rabat Maroc TEL: 212 037 706 823 - GSM: -061641698

Tél./Fax : 00 212 37 70 68 37

E-mail : ahmedadghirni@hotmail.com

web : www.pdam1.110mb.com



Mr. Hans-Gert POTTENG,
President of the European Parliament,

The Members of The European Parliament

Subject: Human Rights in Morocco

The European Union is linked to Morocco by an "Association Agreement" which entered into force since 1-st March 2000.
Morocco has also been part of the first countries from the Mediterranean to sign an action plan neighbourhood with the European Union since 2004, following the process of Euro-Mediterranean partnership launched in Barcelona in 1995.
This association agreement between the European Union and Morocco's main objectives are the effective promotion of democracy and respect for human rights. Thus, Article No. 2 of said agreement clearly stipulates that: "Respect for democratic principles and fundamental rights of man, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, inspires the domestic and international policies of community and Morocco and is an essential element of this agreement. "

Considering the importance that the European Union attaches to respect the principles of the UN Charter and, in particular, respect for human rights and political freedoms and economic issues that are the foundation of the association agreement ;

Considering regressions known in Morocco in recent years regarding human rights in general and rights of citizens Amazigh (Berber);

Considering the total lack of political will on the part of the Moroccan state to reform the Constitution, given that the current Constitution categorically denies the linguistic and cultural rights of citizens Amazigh;

Considering the obstacles undertaken by various ministries against the promotion of language and culture Amazigh, such as the Ministries of National Education and Communication;

Considering that the Moroccan State practice a policy of anti-apartheid Amazigh characterized by the ban on names Amazigh, the ban on cultural activities, the non-issuance of permits for the establishment of associations Amazigh, the suppression of Sit-ing and events , Blocking television Amazigh…

Considering that the Moroccan State has committed grave violations of fundamental freedoms against students from different universities Amazigh (Meknes, Errachidia, Agadir, Ouarzazate…), arbitrarily detained, subjected to torture and inhumane treatment and convicted without evidence…;

Considering that the Ministry of Interior has opened legal proceedings to cancel the constitution of the Democratic Party Moroccan Amazigh (PDAM), in a more political than legal and it is applying a law with retrospective…

Considering that the Moroccan State has committed serious violations of the economic and social rights of Amazigh people in several locations in the Middle Atlas, the High Atlas, Souss, in the Rif, in the Anti Atlas, in the south-east , The Sahara and in Ait Baamran as the abandonment of children dead Anfgou in January 2007, the exploitation of the water source Ben Smim, repression in Ait Ourir, expropriation of land and collective tribal…;

Considering that law enforcement agencies of the State of Morocco have unleashed a savage violence against the civilian populations of Ait Baamran Sidi Ifni, denounced by all political and civil society Moroccan with written reports, video evidence and photos to support;

Accordingly, the Democratic Party Moroccan Amazigh (PDAM) invites the President of the European Parliament, MEPs and eurodéputées not only to freeze immediately the negotiations for the "advanced status", if not the outright suspension of the association agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco, until the latter decided to effectively comply with democratic principles and fundamental rights of man, as stipulated in Article 2 of this association agreement.

Yours sincerely express our sincere greetings.

Signed: Ahmed ADGHIRNI
Secretary General of PDAM

Done in Rabat on September 10, 2008


Auteur: Ahmed Adghirni
Date : 2008-09-19 00:15:00

Follow us on Facebook

Share on Facebook
Articles of the same author
Invite someone to read this article
Article read 19890 times
Subscribe to our Newsletter

your email here:


Readers comments : NB: Please note that the comments represent the views of their authors and that AmazighWorld don't endore them

Your comment here :






More from AmazighWorld :

Morocco: UN expert urges action on anti-discrimination and racial equality commitments
GENEVA (8 July 2019) – The Kingdom of Morocco must implement a comprehensive plan to satisfy its obligations to eliminate discrimination and achieve racial equality, the UN’s expert on racism and human rights said.... Full story - - Auteur: UN Human Rights - Date : 2019-07-12 17:26:00


To all international organizations defending environmental and human heritage
Ladies and gentlemen, A thorough coordination to defend the rights of the indigenous inhabitants of Morocco in their lands and resources calls for you urgently, In order to stop the environmental crime of several thousand hectares of argan trees threatened with extinction in the region, "Isndaln" Taroudant province, by the....... Full story - - Auteur: Akal Cordination - Date : 2019-05-15 00:11:00


Morocco : the injustice confirmed
The Casablanca Court of Appeal confirmed this Friday, April 5, 2019 the sentences imposed in the first instance to the leaders of the popular movement of the Rif, incarcerated since May 2017 at Okacha prison in Casablanca. The 45 Rifan detainees were sentenced on June 26, 2018 by the Criminal Division of the Casablanca Court to sentences ranging from twenty years to one year's imprisonment.... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2019-04-09 23:29:00


Morocco/Managem : our upcoming documentary film, “Amussu”, a form of resistance in itself
Through the ancient Amazigh proverb “Tar Izli Ur tamu” (an event without its poem is an event which never happened), our ancestors have affirmed the importance of poetry and art and their fundamental role in the documentation of our history and the wealth of collective memory. Today, the means of communication have developed considerably. Yet, this does not mean that ........ Full story - - Auteur: Movement on Road 96 - Date : 2019-01-31 06:54:00


Morocco: The Toubkal Forum for Amazigh Culture and Human Rights condemns the murder of two foreign tourists
The Toubkal Forum for Amazigh Culture and Human Rights received with great pain and sorrow the crime of slaughtering two foreign tourists; the first of Danish and Norwegian nationality in the "Shamharosh" region on the Jabal Toubkal road. After this painful, shocking and strange criminal event about the values and behavior of the people of the region who are saturated with peaceful coexistence with foreign tourists, ... Full story - - Auteur: Toubkal Forum - Date : 2019-01-04 07:28:00


Morocco: CMA condemns Imlil's double crime
The Amazigh World Congress (AWC) has learned with dismay of the murder of two young women, one from Norway and the other from Denmark on 17 December 2018, near the village of Imlil in the High Atlas Mountains. Indignant by this savage act, the AWC condemns with the greatest vigor this double crime, which can only be committed by cowards without humanity. ... Full story - - Auteur: CMA - Date : 2018-12-25 08:17:00


Movement on Road 96 -Imider- Will commemorate the seventh anniversary its birth
On Thursday, 2 August 2018, the Movement on Road 96 will commemorate the seventh anniversary of its birth that has been organizing the peaceful protests of Imider population since August 1, 2011, so as to defend their socio-economic and ecological rights and Against the marginalization and exclusion imposed by... Full story - - Auteur: Movement on Road 96 - Date : 2018-08-05 23:08:00


Khaled Mashaal excited Moroccan Amazigh people to renew the call of the Moroccan withdrawal from the Arab League and its refrain from the Persian Gulf region conflicts
Rabat - According to a speech statement issued by a former Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and the actual member of Hamas political office at the headquarter of the Moroccan Justice and Development Party (DJD), on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, the National Federation of Amazigh Associations of Morocco (FNAA) issued a press statement condemning what it called "the hostility of the Islamic Hamas organization to the unity of Morocco and its Amazigh identity". The statement questioned the good will of the Moroccan national organizations which have a relationship with the Palestinian organizations, which according to the statement has ...... Full story - - Auteur: Amazighworld - Date : 2018-01-04 20:50:00


Amazigh International NGO :Gravely concerned over the continuous repression in the Rif region in northern Morocco
Your Excellencies,
We, the undersigned international, regional, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), write to share our serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in Rif, a region of Morocco located in the North part of the country lived by an Amazigh-Berber- population, known for experiencing a long history of marginalization, neglect, and brutal repression.
... Full story - - Auteur: Amazigh International NGO - Date : 2017-06-21 00:46:00


Morocco: Amazigh praises Trump and reminds him to honor his commitments to eradicate sources of terrorism
In its press release issued on Nov 10, 2016, the national federation of Amazigh Associations in Morocco (FNAA) had sent a letter ? one copy of which is received by Amazighworld website - to the new US President Donald Trump to congratulate him on his democratic election as head of the US Executive. The Federation also reminded the US President to keep its commitments in the fight against terrorism. The statement said: "during your electoral campaign you promised the American people and through it to the different peoples of the world to eradicate the roots of this radical and murderous Islamic ideology”. The full press release follows:... Full story - - Auteur: Amazighworld - Date : 2016-11-14 17:58:00



Headquarters : Amazigh World, North America, North Africa


Copyright 2002  Amazigh World. All rights reserved.