The National Front for Combating Extremism and Terrorism (FNLET) wrote to the King’s Prosecutor General about what it described as “terrorist crimes that seriously affected public security and order and caused disobedience that hindered the implementation of orders given by the public authorities, as well as insults against these authorities, attempted murder, unauthorized demonstrations, incitement to demonstrate, and the formation of a criminal gang to sabotage public health and undermine public order”.
According to the report, these are the so-called Radwan Ben Abdessalam, Ashraf Al Hayani and Al Mounchid Tetouani, in addition to all those that the investigation will identify, whom the report describes as “leaders of the criminal terrorist gang”.
In its letter circulated to the media, FNLET said it was surprised, as was national and international public opinion, by the unauthorized demonstrations and rallies that took place in the streets of Fez, Tetouan, Tangier and Salé, in which dozens of citizens participated, under the supervision, direction, organization and incitement of the leaders of the aforementioned criminal gang, thus ignoring and defying the decision of the public authorities to impose a state of health emergency in the country.
This is likely to result, naturally and scientifically, in the death of people through the transmission of the virus from one person to another due to overcrowding on the public streets. It also constitutes a serious violation and a direct attack on the right to life, public health and public order, having exposed many Moroccans to the risk of contamination by the virus, in disregard of all the rules of law and the decisions of the public authorities on the subject.
The Front has asked the Public Prosecutor’s Office to instruct the National Judicial Police Brigade to investigate the facts relating to the complaint and bring the suspects under arrest to justice, given the seriousness of the crimes committed.
It should be recalled that the Moroccan authorities arrested the so-called Abou Naïm, one of Morocco’s most famous preachers, who called on Moroccan citizens to go to mosques and to disregard confinement, downplaying the seriousness of the Coronavirus and mocking the measures decreed by the State to combat the epidemic. The authorities also arrested the YouToube activist known as “Mi Naima” who also underestimated Coronavirus and called on Moroccans to go out, kiss and shake hands.