The contemporary political history of Morocco

Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.

Depuis le 29 fevrier 1998
Mardi 14 mars 1996. Malgré la décision du roi (le 8 juillet 1994) d’amnistier l’ensemble des prisonniers d’opinion, des exilés et des portés disparus, le Maroc continue de piétiner, voire d’écraser les droits de l’homme.
A peaceful transition? Morocco prepares for political change
By Zakya Daoud and Brahim Ouchelh, Le Monde diplomatique, June 1997. Local elections are taking place on 13 June and should, for the first time, be free of the dirty tricks of the past. The outcome will show whether the government has actually abided by the pact signed last February, designed to promote the process of democratisation.
Morocco’s King Hassan II Dead at 70
By Edward Cody, Washington Post, Saturday 24 July 1999. King Hassan II of Morocco, who played a peacemaker’s role in the Middle East while ruling his realm with an iron fist, died yesterday at 70. Hassan, 17th in an Alawite dynasty stretching back 400 years, was the Arab world’s longest-ruling monarch, having succeeded his father, Mohammed V, in March 1961. He leave left behind a kingdom of 29 million known for stability and friendliness to Israel and the West—but with population growth, unemployment and chafing Islamic activists.
Global labour group releases damning report on anti-union repression in Morocco
ICFTU OnLine, 20 October 1999. Just as Morocco enjoys renewed sympathy on the international scene, owing to repeated signs of democratic opening given by the new monarch, King Mohammed VI, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) accuses his government of resorting to arrests, torture and harsh prison sentences against trade unionists belonging to the Union marocaine du Travail (UMT, the national trade union centre in Morocco).