Morgherini’s response to MEP João Ferreira

PUSL.- High Commissioner Federica Morgherini answers the question of MEP João Ferreira on the death of a 24-year-old Saharawi girl at the hands of Moroccan authorities. Morgherini uses a common place response, saying that the EU is following the situation through the CNDH ( Moroccan National Human Rights Council). The CNDH is nothing but an extension of the Alauite Kingdom to give the illusion of democracy and to justify the scandalous sums received from the European Union.

Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: P-002380/2019

The EU is aware of the tragic death of a 24 year old woman in Laayoune after the Algerian victory in the African Cup of Nations. According to the Moroccan authorities, inquiries are ongoing to clarify the circumstances.

Democracy and human rights are essential components of the EU’s foreign policy and of its dialogue with partner countries like Morocco. The 14th meeting of the EU-Morocco Association Council on 27 June 2019 provided an occasion to have a high level discussion on human rights issues. The Joint Political Declaration adopted during the Association Council also emphasises human rights and common values as a key area of the future cooperation.

The European Union will follow the situation of human rights in Morocco and Western Sahara through regular contacts with the competent authorities, including the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) and its regional offices, as well as with civil society organisations and human rights defenders.