opening of an investigation in Morocco following accusations of espionage

The espionage charges against Morocco give rise to the opening of a judicial investigation into false allegations contained in articles published by foreign newspapers. The Presidency of the Public Prosecutor’s Office has just given instructions to the King’s Attorney General at the Rabat Court of Appeal and to the National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ).

After having read certain media reports and articles published by foreign newspapers united under the banner of a coalition called “Forbidden Stories”, which bring serious accusations and allegations against the Moroccan public authorities and implicate the national constitutional institutions in matters prejudicing the superior interests of the Kingdom of Morocco; and following the press release made public by the Moroccan government in which it denounces these allegations and accusations; and given their systematic recurrence targeting national law enforcement institutions in a manner that includes material and moral constitutive elements of crimes alleged, incriminated and sanctioned by the Moroccan Penal Code, the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor’s Office has gave written instructions to the King’s Attorney General at the Rabat Court of Appeal for the opening of a judicial investigation into these false allegations and accusations and the identification of the parties behind their publication, a statement said.

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On this basis, the King’s Attorney General at the Rabat Court of Appeal gave instructions to the National Brigade of the Judicial Police to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter, in order to determine the circumstances and to elucidate the ins and outs. results surrounding the publication of these accusations and allegations and to establish the responsibilities as well as the legal consequences which ensue therefrom in the light of the results of the investigation, specifies the same source.

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Keywords: Espionage, Investigation, Rabat, National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ), Rights and Justice

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