Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"Morocco embraces military law reforms"

Ahmed Charai
For a thoughtful commentary on Moroccan military justice reforms, consider this article by Ahmed Charai, publisher of the weekly news magazine L'Observateur, chairman and CEO of the MED Radio national broadcast network, and chairman of the daily newspaper Al-Ahdath al-Maghrebiya. M. Charai writes:
Now, even civilians suspected for plotting the violent overthrow of the government, will face civilian trials in ordinary courts--not uniformed military judges in semi-secret facilities. There will be no secret tribunals for suspected terrorists. And, for the first time, soldiers who commit crimes unrelated to their military service--such as theft, rape or murder--will face justice in civilian courts, not military courts.

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