Suspension for 72h of the expulsions of Moroccan minors is recorded. However, the Spanish media are unable to cross-check the information concerning the authority that made this decision.
While Iberian media report that a court of the occupied president of Sebta decided, this Tuesday, August 17, 2021, to suspend all repatriation operations for Moroccan unaccompanied minors for 72 hours, others, like El Faro de Ceuta, claim that “even the local government is unable to specify which court ordered it to stop transfers to Morocco for 72 hours.
“Which implies, maintains the same source, that such a measure was adopted out of prudence after communication with the government delegation and the decision (of yesterday Monday of the administrative court of Sebta, Editor’s note) which concerned only 9 minors”.
“The president of the government of Ceuta, Juan Vivas, and the first vice-president of the local executive, Mabel Deu, reported at an extraordinary press conference on the return process initiated with Moroccan minors and which is paralyzed for 72 hours, ”recalled the media.
“No one knows how to find this authorization or the procedure which ordered the judgment or the court which ordered it, if there is one.” While claiming that the process is “paralyzed without knowing who gave this order”, the same source argues that this order is based on “caution” rather than “a judicial basis.
A stop for caution
“During the press conference, confused (Mahel Deu, Editor’s note) on this particular point, she assured that the City had received a notification from the Government Delegation on the need to provide the Court with documents on repatriations, this which led it to stop departures, ”adds the same source.
A judgment “out of prudence” on the basis of exchanges with the government delegation, suggests the same source.
This judgment, it should be remembered, comes the day after another judicial decision pronounced yesterday Monday to suspend the expulsion of 9 Moroccan minors to their country due to non-compliance with legal expulsion procedures.
The decision, regardless of its source, put the brakes on the deportation process, which provided for the deportation of 15 new minors to the Martil Center for the Protection of Minors in addition to stopping the deportations also for Wednesday and Thursday.
The decision put a stop to the deportation process, which provided for the deportation of 15 new minors to the Martil Center for the Protection of Minors in addition to stopping the deportations also for Wednesday and Thursday.
On the other hand, the Spanish Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande Marlasca, defended that the return of minors who arrived in Ceuta (Sebta, Editor’s note) between May 17 and May 18, considering that “the operation is” legal “, and is based on the agreement signed between the two countries in 2007 and updated in 2012 ”.
Spain’s interior on the defensive
The minister invoked that the “repatriations” “are not expulsions, but rather a help to the minors to return in the perfect respect of their best interests, because the minor is in no case considered in danger”.
Just after the media release of the Spanish Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande Marlasca, affirming the legality of the “repatriation” of Moroccan minors to their country, the administrative tribunal of the occupied president of Sebta decided on Monday to suspend “the expulsion”. Of nine Moroccan miners.
A decision that comes after the expulsion of 60 unaccompanied minors in a center in Martil.
The administrative court of the occupied city of Sebta has suspended as a precaution the expulsion of nine Moroccan minors at the request of an association for the defense of human rights concerning 12 minors, three of whom had already been expelled.
The judge based his decision on information indicating that the return of these minors is not subject to specific legal controls, first and foremost the absence of an administrative file for each of them, report the Spanish media. In addition to this, “no decision has been made concerning the repatriation of minors, as stipulated in the agreement signed between Spain and Morocco in 2007”.
The court justified its judgment by specifying that “Spanish legislation only authorizes the return of adults who are in Spanish territory illegally, without processing their administrative file”.
This is far from being the case for minors, who can only be deported “after opening an administrative file which includes their data, including family and the social and family conditions in which they lived in their country of origin. ‘origin’.
Note that without the expulsion of today’s group of 15, the total number of minors who have been expelled since last Friday, the date of the start of the process which should concern 740 minors, is 60 minors. Will we stop at this figure or will we resume deportations?