Eid Al-Arch: The speech from the throne of King Mohammed VI and the Royal pardon (videos)

King Mohammed VI last night gave an important and long-awaited speech from the throne. In addition there Royal pardon granted to 1178 prisoners.

During the throne speech advocating Moulay Hassan and Moulay Rachid sat at his side, said King Mohammed VI for the first time openly about the demonstrations in Al Hoceima and the surrounding region. He sided with behind the security forces, which sometimes, rightly or wrongly, are accused of acting too hard.

"Security forces stood face to face with the public. They have fulfilled their duty brave and patient, at which they showed restraint and commitment to the rule of law while they maintained security and stability ".

"Law enforcement officials make great sacrifices, they are working day and night in difficult conditions to fulfill their duty, to the internal and external security and to maintain the stability of the country and the security and tranquility of the citizens."

The King indicated that the demands of the protesters for better education, better health care and more jobs are justified and that this applies not only to the Rif region, but for the whole of Morocco.

King Mohammed VI also cited bright forward to the political elite and told them that they have to take their responsibilities seriously or their duties have to accept and to give to those that the responsibilities more seriously. Morocco's development choices are generally good, it is the mentality that is problematic, said the King. He called the political elite to stop being "to hide behind the Palace".  The critical tone of the King in the throne speech is unprecedented, even though he earlier penalties on various officials and Government departments. The King also called on to that article 1 of the Constitution, which responsibility (a public official) with link "strict" liability should be applied.

The entire throne speech is .

For the speech from the throne the King gave a Royal pardon to 1178 prisoners, including the PJD-youth members convicted of glorifying terrorism and various Reef-protesters. One of the protesters who got a Royal pardon is Salima Ziana, also known as Sylia.

Some images of the release of Sylia are to see and some images of the release of the PJD-youth members are here to see.

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