The expulsion of Moroccan minors from Sebta is far from unanimous in Spain, where an investigation has been opened by the public prosecutor to clarify the circumstances in which the Ministry of the Interior returns groups of children to Morocco .
The public prosecutor of the occupied president of Sebta was not informed of the project of expelling minors to Morocco, and that they were satisfied with the sending of a simple message qualified as “general procedure” which did not specify the conditions, nor the number of children concerned, nor the time and circumstances of their return to Morocco, contrary to what the law provides, reports the Spanish daily ABC.
“The expulsion of Moroccan minors is taking place in great confusion, and without consulting the public prosecutor”, underlines the same source, noting that several Spanish NGOs were in contact with the authorities of Sebta to organize the process of return of these. children in the best conditions.
Several Spanish associations have criticized the expulsions, stressing that they violate the law, and do not take into account the best interests of the child, which does not necessarily lie in the return to his country or his family, but can be obtained in the country of arrival or a third country.
Agreement on the repatriation of minors
Note that the Spanish authorities in the occupied city of Sebta began yesterday Friday to return Moroccan unaccompanied minors, who entered the presidency during the month of May, after reaching an agreement with Morocco to expel them.
Spanish media reported that authorities in the occupied city have already handed over a first group of unaccompanied minors to Moroccan authorities, who will care for the children until they are handed over to their parents.
The process of repatriation of Moroccan minors to Sebta, whose number is estimated at more than 740, comes after coordination between the government authorities of the two countries, since the Spanish Minister of the Interior has supervised the coordination between the officials of the city. occupied and Morocco for the extradition of these unaccompanied minors.
According to El Pais, documents related to the deportation process indicate that the Moroccan Interior Ministry is committed to guaranteeing the interests of minors, as they will be received in a center for minors in Martil, and their rights will be guaranteed until that they are reunited with their families.
The Moroccan cooperation with the Spanish part intervenes in execution of the royal order of last June 1st to settle “definitively settled” the question of Moroccan minors in an irregular situation in Europe.