July 27, 2012

Morocco Reforms: Criminalizing Dissent

It has been over a year since the first pro-democracy protests began in Morocco. Since 20 February 2011, the beginning of the February 20 Movement, Morocco has adopted a new constitution which promises measures of liberalization. Rushed parliamentary elections brought the Islamist Party of Justice and Development (PJD) to the forefront of the new government. 

Supporters of the regime argue that it will take time for the reforms to be enacted, but there is little to indicate that Morocco is truly heading toward a path of democratic reforms. Read more.

Al Akhbar

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