Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
The letter calls on the authorities to take the necessary steps to ensure Christian basic rights, like freedom of worship, and the oficialisation of churches, among others.
For the first time, Christians have been able to bring their requests to the National Council of Human Rights. “We were well received”, says the spokesperson of the National Coordination of Moroccan Christians.
“Morocco is changing, Mohamed VI has said that he is the king of all Moroccans: Christians, Jews and Muslims”, says Mustafa. “Seven of us came out of anonymity, trusting that God would protect us.”
Boshra is on of the producers of a series on Christians in the country. He aims to “highlight our struggles and show who we are.”
The Marrakesh Declaration, signed by more than 200 Islamic leaders, calls for religious freedom for non-Muslims in majority-Muslim countries. Believers of faith minorities should be protected from persecution.
At least 14 have been arrested in a joint operation between Morocco and Spain, in the outskirts of Madrid and in various Moroccan cities like Casablanca and Fez.
Anti-trafficking activists will do a route from Morocco to the north of Spain this summer. Thousands of trafficked African women are sexually exploited “in our streets and in our towns”.
So-called "mule women" work carrying heavy bundles of goods in Melilla, crossing the border between Spain and Morocco.
Two passengers blamed the evangelicals for the bad weather, and they beat, robbed and threw them into the sea.