#AceWorldNews – May 17 – Spanish authorities say around 700 African migrants charged its barbed wire fences in the country’s North African enclave of Melilla, which is located in Morocco. Melilla and Ceuta – also in Morocco – are often targeted by African immigrants who are desperate to cross into Europe.
#AceWorldNews MADRID, – Spanish police and Moroccan security services exposed Islamist militants, which were engaged in recruiting and sending fighters in Syria and other world regions with armed conflicts, reports the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Iberian kingdom.
According to the ministry of Internal Affairs “four people were arrested in Spain and three in Morocco”.
It is expected at least one of them had affiliations with terrorist organizations, closed to the al-Qaeda.
Such operations law-enforcement bodies of both countries have conducted repeatedly – reports Itar-Tass.
Members of other group involved in the recruitment militants including its leader Ahmed Yassin Laarbi were arrested in July and September last year.
#AceWorldNews says `Human Rights Watch Calls on Spain, Morocco to End Abuse of Sub-Saharan immigrants ‘
Human Rights Watch on Monday called on Morocco and Spain to end the abusive treatment of sub-Saharan immigrants. The call came after nine migrants drowned trying to reach the Spanish territory of Ceuta, AFP reported.
The security forces “commonly beat, otherwise abuse and sometimes steal” from sub-Saharan migrants, HRW said. Rabat launched an operation in January to regularize the migrants’ situation. The rights group also criticized Spanish security forces for using “excessive force when they summarily expel migrants” from their north African territories of Ceuta and Melilla.
#AceWorldNews says Moroccan authorities deployed riot police and closed streets around the Justice Ministry in the capital of Rabat, preventing a banned sit-in by hundreds of judges. The judges were to hold a demonstration calling for independence for the judiciary.
“We want organic laws that guarantee the independence of the judiciary from executive and legislative powers and from social and political lobbies,” president of the Judges’ Club, Yassine Mkhelli, told Reuters. Morocco’s Interior Ministry banned the protest on Friday.
The country’s justice system has been criticized for being under the control of the powerful monarchy since Morocco’s independence in 1956.