Many young Moroccan migrants whose European dream, which they wanted to achieve via the Libyan corridor, has been shattered in “administrative detention” centers in Algeria. Today, they are impatiently awaiting their repatriation while enduring a real ordeal …
They are dozens of young men from different regions of the kingdom who have managed to cross the borders between Morocco and Algeria, but who could not do the same between the latter and Libya.
Arrested on the Libyan borders, these young men suddenly saw their dream turn into a nightmare that continues while awaiting the application of the procedures for their deportation to Morocco.
One of these detainees confided that “those stranded here suffer with all the senses of the word, in particular as regards the nutrition made primarily of a“ broth ”with stale bread. Which makes it more difficult to wait for deportation to Morocco ”.
The same interlocutor maintains in a statement to MoroccoLatestNews, that “the problems of availability of drinking water and lack of hygiene worry those stranded in Algerian administrative detention”. And to add: “As the water is not available at the taps, the Algerian authorities make it available to us via water towers. Those of us who still have money are forced to buy water ”.
The young man then spoke of the problems facing Moroccan migrants inside the Algerian detention center, noting that the lack of hygiene has turned the toilets into unbearable smelly facilities, not to mention the poor infrastructure that has caused leaks. in the sewage channels, transforming the space into a place unsuitable for human habitation.
Faced with this ordeal, the young Moroccans expressed their fed-up by shouting and breaking the windows of the detention center without, however, convincing the Algerian authorities to accede to their request and to speed up the deportation procedure to the Morocco.
The Moroccan detainee in neighboring Algeria confirmed that what fueled the anger of the detainees, in addition to the deplorable conditions, was the infiltration of information indicating that the date for closing the borders was approaching, and the lists of Moroccans who would soon be deported. do not include the names of a large group of detainees who spent a long time in detention on Algerian lands.
Those from Khouribga excluded!
Regarding the expulsion procedures, our source specifies that Moroccan detainees who spent a short period in administrative detention were expelled within a period of about a month, while 12 young people from Khouribga were excluded for reasons. unknown, despite the fact that they had signed the deportation documents for over a month.
According to him, these “Khourribguis” are surprisingly excluded from the expulsion procedures despite having spent 4 months in administrative detention and despite the fact that they received a visit from an official of the Oran consulate, a month ago, in order to take the necessary steps for the deportation.
The young man told MoroccoLatestNews Ar that: “the consular services in the capital Algiers and the wilaya of Sidi Bel Abbas respond to the requests and questions of Moroccans detained on Algerian territory, but the administrative detention in which the young people are from of Khouribga comes under the Wilaya of Tiaret, under the Consulate of Oran ”. The latter, “lacking responsiveness, does not respond to the demands of Moroccans stranded there,” he insists.
This young man stranded in Algeria stressed that the parents and relatives of detainees in Algerian prisons had previously organized sit-ins in front of the administrations concerned by the subject in Morocco, in order to ask the authorities to intervene and speed up the process of repatriation of their children, but in vain everyone waits for the Moroccan authorities to react as quickly as possible.