The Council Chairman highlighetd in a statement to the first TV channel after the end the second regular session of 2008 in Rabat, the most important aspects of human rights and democratic approach adopted by Morocco in the field of human rights in the southern provinces
Here is the full text of the statement:
We believe that what has been accomplished so far in terms of quantity and quality in the Sahara region is huge progress that meets the basic needs of the economic and social rights of the Sahara citizens. In the political aspect, in relation to the issue of transparency in dealing with all issues, without exception, political issues, freedom of opinion and freedom of expression has become a reality, everyone can express their opinion without fear of any punishment, but in the context of the rule of law. Any individual can express his opinion, by writing or orally, but he is not allowed to go beyond the rights of others, especially the basic ingredients: the territorial and national unity and other holy issue. We believe that this topic is now understood through practice during the last three years. Any one agree or not with the territorial unity enjoys the freedom of expression within inside and outside the country. The proof is that all those who do not agree with the official plan of the State are allowed to travel abroad and meet organizations ... and then return to their towns safe. This is the best proof of the theory and practice of democracy. However, there are limits in the sense that we do not allow anyone to cross the red lines by using violence in any capacity whatsoever, or reinforcing the false allegations said here and there, which have been refuted by the United Nations organization on human rights in Geneva. Morocco has today its esteem regarding full respect for human rights, including the southern regions. All organizations may speak about Morocco as they want, but not through false issues.