MOROCCO: JUSTICE MINISTER- WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY
November 11, 2010: "We hope to be able to abolish the death penalty in Morocco with an ad hoc law", Moroccan Justice Minister Muhammad al-Naseri said during 'question time' in Parliament in Rabat.
According to reports by the Arab newspaper 'al-Sharq al-Awsat', the Minister responded to a question on the death penalty from other parliamentarians by stating that "in Morocco, we stopped using the death penalty 17 years ago.'
'The last case was a man hanged in 1993 in Quneitra for a series of rapes and murders." Al-Naseri concluded by saying that "a series of legislative provisions are being studied for the reform of the penal code to fix this problem." (Sources: Adnkronos/Aki, 11/11/2010)