VDB Paris: Press statement on the death anniversaries of Saida Menebhi and Najia Adaya

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This December 11, 2015 is the 38th anniversary of the death of revolutionary activist Saida Menebhi after a 40-day hunger strike in Moroccan prisons. She was 25 years old at his death. Saida was arrested and tortured in the torture center Derb Moulay Cherif. She was an activist of the revolutionary organization Ila al Amam (Forward).

December 11 is also the 15th anniversary of the death of Najia Adaya activist of the National Association of Unemployed Graduates in Morocco (ANDCM). Najia died from the violent intervention of the forces of repression against a manifestation of ANDCM.

On this occasion we wish to pay tribute to Menebhi Saida, Najia Adaya and to all victims of theese repressive policies; including those deceased under torture or in hunger strikes which militants have been forced to carry out to defend their dignity.

We stand in solidarity with the victims of yesterday and today, struggling for social justice, dignity, equality and freedom in Morocco.

We recall that those responsible for torture, political killings, enforced disappearances (unsolved for many to date) and police crimes circulate freely in Morocco. Worse still, some exercise functions in the commanding heights of the state with impunity. These political crimes are intrinsically linked to the existence of the monarchy. The dismantling of this power is a necessary condition for the abolition of political crimes.

VDB Paris

December 11th 2015

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