#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.