Spain’s use of the same process for the exfiltration of Brahim Ghali will only worsen the crisis (Amb. Karima Benyaich)
‘’The use of the same process for the exfiltration of the so-called Brahim Ghali in the same way he entered Spain is a choice for the status quo and the worsening of the crisis, ’’ said Friday, May 21, 2021, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Madrid, Mrs. Karima Benyaich.
The current serious crisis between Madrid and Rabat following the secret reception on Spanish soil of the leader of the ‘’polisario’’ separatists under a false identity constitutes a test of the reliability and sincerity of the speech, conveyed for years, in favor of the neighborliness and the strategic partnership that have always prevailed between the two countries, noted the diplomat in a statement to Spanish media.
This crisis also represents a test for the independence of the Spanish judiciary, “in which we have confidence”, as well as for the state of mind of the Spanish authorities as regards their willingness to opt for the strengthening of relations with Morocco, or to cooperate with his enemies, stressed Ms. Benyaich.
Spain has disgracefully opted for opacity, by maneuvering behind Morocco’s back, and by welcoming and protecting this criminal and executioner, by invoking humanitarian considerations, which constitutes an offense to the dignity of the Moroccan people, she said.
Faced with the current serious crisis with Spain, Morocco is not seeking any favors or appeasements, she argued, indicating that the Kingdom only asks for respect for the spirit of the strategic partnership linking it to Spain and the application of Spanish law.
Indeed, the person to whom Spain has allowed entry into its territory with a false passport and under a usurped identity, is prosecuted by the Spanish justice for crimes against humanity, serious violations of human rights and rape, she recalled, noting that his victims are of Spanish nationality and that some of the acts with which she is accused were committed on Spanish soil.