Officieel rapport VS: Marokko extreem falende staat. (longread)

Door Joost Niemöller

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John Kerry, Minister Buitenlandse Zaken VS, bron: Wikipedia.

Afgelopen week verscheen er een officieel rapport van het Amerikaanseministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken over Marokko. Het was een opzienbarend rapport. Marokko werd er, zeer onderbouwd, in neergezet, als een staat die afgemeten aan alle hedendaagse normen faalt. Een achterlijke, feodale staat waarin de burgers als stront worden behandeld. Dat is ook belangrijk nieuws voor Nederland. Hier leven honderdduizenden Marokkanen die zich krampachtig vasthouden aan hun Marokkaanse nationaliteit, die zich ook economisch na generaties geheel aan Marokko blijven binden, die desgevraagd verklaren eerder Marokkaans dan Nederlands te zijn, en nooit een openlijk woord van kritiek uiten op de Marokkaanse staat.

Ook Nederlanders laten zich daar niet over uit. Het hoefde dan ook niet te verbazen dat dit rapport geen aandacht kreeg in de Nederlandse media. We zijn allang tot angstige slaven gemaakt. Niet alleen slaven van Erdogan. Ook slaven van de koning van Marokko, die zich een  directe afstammeling weet van de profeet Mohammed, en daarmee heilig, en niet democratisch aanspreekbaar. Dit officiële Amerikaanse rapport (zie hier de link ernaar) is bovendien extra interessant, omdat de Marokko bijvoorbeeld in een geheime Marokkaanse gevangenis samenwerkt met de CIA. Marokko is een van de oudste en beste Noord Afrikaanse vrienden van de VS.

Wat staat er in het rapport? (PDF)

De koning is een soeverein heerser; Hij ontslaat en neemt ministers aan zoals het hem belieft, kan het parlement ontbinden, en verkiezingen uitschrijven wanneer het hem uitkomt.

The king may dismiss ministers, dissolve parliament, and call for new elections or rule by decree.

Er zijn voor het volk geen mogelijkheden om de grondwet te wijzigen. Net zo min is het voor het volk mogelijk om iets te doen aan de corruptie in het land en de minachting van de veiligheidsdiensten voor de Marokkaanse burgers.

The most significant continuing human rights problems were the lack of citizens’ ability to change the constitutional provisions establishing the country’s monarchical form of government, corruption, and widespread disregard for the rule of law by security forces.

Mensen die het regime niet lust, ‘verdwijnen.’

An August 2014 report from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention stated it had received accusations “from sources deemed to be credible” that disappearances continued to occur in direct violation of the constitution, which provides for human treatment of prisoners and detainees, although it did not give specific examples.

De Marokkaanse staat martelt zijn burgers, ook al wordt officieel gezegd van niet.

A May 19 report by Amnesty International (AI), Shadows of Impunity: Morocco and the Western Sahara, claimed that, based on more than 150 interviews between 2010 and 2014, while torture may no longer be an officially state-sanctioned practice, “an array of torture techniques are used by Moroccan security forces to extract confessions to crimes, silence activists, and crush dissent.” The report concluded that police and security forces over this period routinely inflicted beatings, asphyxiation, stress positions, simulated drowning, and psychological and sexual violence. An AI representative went on to say, “there is a gap between what’s on paper and what’s in practice. Torture is not systematic but common. The safeguards that exist currently are not being implemented.” Additionally, the report noted that a lack of investigations into, and prosecutions of, individuals accused of torture contributes to a “climate of impunity.”

De Marokkaanse gevangenissen zijn de hel op aarde.

The Moroccan Observatory of Prisons continued to report that prisons were overcrowded, prone to violence, and failed to meet local and international standards. Prisons were overcrowded, resulting in authorities frequently holding pretrial detainees and convicted prisoners together. The government attributed problems of overcrowding to an increase in prison population over the last several years, with a concurrent decline in the overall budget for prisons.

De corrupte en naar willekeur opererende veiligheidsdiensten worden niet gecontroleerd door burgerinstanties.

Civilian authorities failed at times to maintain effective control over the security forces, and there were reports of abuses and impunity. Systemic and pervasive corruption undermined law enforcement and the effectiveness of the judicial system. Authorities provided no official data about government investigation, prosecution, or punishment of officials who committed such abuses.

De koning bevrijdt naar willekeur en zonder opgaaf van redenen mensen uit de gevangenissen en bewijst daarmee zijn absolute macht.

The king continued selectively to exercise his ability to grant pardons or sentence reductions to those convicted of crimes. The decision-making process for granting royal pardons remained opaque. During the year, according to government figures, the king granted 4,498 royal pardons, releases, or sentence reductions; the number of releases that were pardons was unknown.

De corrupte gerechtshoven zijn niet onafhankelijk.

The constitution provides for an independent judiciary, but the courts were not independent. Government officials, NGOs, and lawyers widely acknowledged that corruption and extrajudicial influence weakened judicial independence. The outcomes of trials in which the government had a strong political stake, such as those touching on the monarchy, Islam as it related to political life and national security, and the Western Sahara, appeared predetermined.

Het begrip ‘politieke gevangene’ bestaat niet in Marokko. Toch zijn er veel politieke gevangenen.

The law does not define or recognize the concept of a political prisoner. The government did not consider any of its prisoners to be political prisoners and stated that it had convicted or charged all individuals in prison under criminal law. Human rights groups and groups advocating Western Sahara’s independence alleged, however, that there was a substantial number of political prisoners held across the territory and in internationally recognized Morocco.

Onder het mom van een anti terrorisme wet wordt de pers aan banden gelegd.

The antiterrorism law and press code include provisions that permit the government to jail and impose financial penalties on journalists and publishers who violate restrictions related to defamation, libel, and insults. Authorities may impose prison sentences on those convicted of libel. Self-censorship and government restrictions on sensitive topics remained serious hurdles to the development of a free, independent, and investigative press.

Immigranten worden in Marokko nog meer als stront behandeld, dan de burgers zelf. Daar hoor je de Marokkaanse migranten in Nederland nooit over, die hier bij elk vermeende stukje onrecht lopen te piepen over racisme en discriminatie. (En daarvoor altijd een willig oor vinden.)

Refugees and asylum seekers, as well as migrants, were particularly vulnerable to abuse. There were periodic reports, particularly in the north, of mass arrests and brutalization by security forces of sub-Saharan migrants and of abuse by criminal gangs involved in human trafficking.

De politie is extreem corrupt.

Observers noted widespread corruption in the police force. The government claimed to investigate corruption and other instances of police malfeasance through an internal mechanism. During the year 24 gendarmes were the subject of judicial investigations, of which 12 were sentenced to two months in prison and fines ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 dirhams ($100 to $500); one has been sentenced to four months in prison; and three were awaiting judgment in their cases.

Er is geen wet die verkrachting binnen het huwelijk verbiedt.

Spousal rape is not a crime.

De politie reageert nauwelijks op aanklachten wegens huiselijk geweld. Vrouwen zijn daarom praktisch rechteloos binnen huwelijken.

Police were slow to act in domestic violence cases, and the government generally did not enforce the law.

Domestic violence was widespread. Statistics on rape or sexual assault were unreliable due to underreporting; no survey on the subject has been conducted since 2009.

Minderheden zoals de berbers in het Noordelijke gebergte, worden arm gehouden, en kunnen nog steeds nauwelijks lezen of schrijven. De overheid onderneemt niets om hun positie te verbeteren.

Many of the poorest regions in the country, particularly the Middle Atlas region, were predominantly Amazigh and had illiteracy rates as high as 80 percent. Basic governmental services in this mountainous and underdeveloped region were not extensive.

Berbers worden ‘gearabiseerd,’ dat wil zeggen hun cultuur wordt hen ontnomen.

Amazigh cultural groups contended they were rapidly losing their traditions and language to Arabization.

Seksuele minderheden worden met geweld onderdrukt. De overheid onderneemt daar vrijwel niets tegen.

Sexual orientation and gender identity constituted a basis for societal violence, harassment, blackmail, or other actions, generally at a local level, although with reduced frequency. There were reports of societal discrimination, physical violence, or harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

De politie spelt een actieve rol in het vernederen van homo’s. Alleen soms grijpt de overheid in.

For example, in June observers filmed a mob of men in Fes attacking a man presumed to be gay. Authorities arrested several of the men involved in the beating; however, a July 2 statement by the Ministries of Interior and Justice implied that the victim had violated the law, while urging individuals not to “take matters into their own hands.” In a separate incident in September, police arrested two men in Casablanca for assaulting another man whom they presumed to be gay. Reportedly, they forced him to undress before attempting to blackmail him with threats of showing a video of the assault to his family.

Dat is dus Marokko. Het land waar de Marokkanen in Nederland zo naar verlangen. En waar ze geen kwaad woord over willen horen. En waar wij stilzwijgend mee instemmen. We hebben het namelijk veel te druk met op Poetin schelden, want die is pas echt erg, toch?

Bron: http://www.joostniemoller.nl