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Old 02-09-2005, 06:17 PM
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RABAT, Apr. 12 – HM King Mohammed VI addressed here Monday the Higher Council of the Judiciary.

The message is as follows:

“Praise be to God
Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin

Honourable members of the Higher Council of the Judiciary,


It gives me pleasure to speak to you, and through you, to address the entire Judiciary. I wish to point out that I am keen to ensure the Judiciary has all the qualities required for the fulfillment of the mission assigned to it, namely to administer justice, thereby carrying out one of the major tasks of the supreme imamate. Indeed, justice is instrumental in guaranteeing responsible exercise of power, protecting the rights of citizens, and ensuring their equality before the law.

To hold its rightful place, the judiciary must win the citizens' confidence, a goal which hinges on the integrity and impartiality of judges, who must be protected from any influence or interference. The Judiciary's independence, to which I attach great importance, is not only an autonomy vis-à-vis the Executive and the Legislature --which is in fact guaranteed by the Constitution -- it is an independence from other powers, very tempting ones, especially that of money as a corrupt inducement. The same applies to the media, whose growing impact and influence in terms of shaping public opinion have actually made them a fourth power. In addition to this, there is the potential for evil in the human soul.

I do not believe the effective protection of the Judiciary from such major temptations can be guaranteed by judicial means only, however abundant they may be. Rather, the most effective safeguard is to be found in the pact between the judge and his conscience. It is this permanent, self-imposed sense of right and wrong which constitutes the ideal means for the judge to protect himself against any negative influence or deviation in discharging his noble mission.

Under its system as a constitutional monarchy, Morocco has made the Higher Council of the Judiciary a constitutional institution presided over by the Sovereign, and whose members, most of whom are elected, make sure that the guarantees afforded the judges are preserved. But it is mainly up to the Council members to ensure the independence, integrity and violability of the Judiciary. They must themselves reflect these high ideals by strictly complying with the profession's code of ethics. do all you can, then, to set the right example, keeping in mind that what matters is not so much the privilege of holding this office, but rather the obligations inherent in it. Make sure that, as you seek to redress a wrong, you do not, God forbid, commit an even greater offence.

Judges are just as accountable for their action as any other official, from the minister, who is answerable to the king and parliament, and even to the High Court of Justice, in the event of breach of the law, to the member of parliament, who loses his immunity, in the event of violation of the Constitution or of the law. In fact judges, whose mission is to ensure the supremacy of law, must not consider themselves to be above the law, nor think they are beyond the reach of justice, should they fail to honour their obligations. The protection they enjoy must not be perceived as a privilege; the safeguards it involves are meant to help judges discharge their mission independently, while fully respecting the law. Otherwise, who would be controlling the controllers?

Since I am determined to consolidate the institution-based State. I ask you to submit to me additional proposals concerning the Council's rules of procedure which are likely to enhance the independence of its members and enable the Council to make recommendations regarding those of its members who may impair the integrity of the Judiciary or breach its code of ethics. The aim is to ensure the behaviour of all members of the Council is a model of integrity and honesty.

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Old 02-09-2005, 06:19 PM
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As you know, I hold the integrity in high esteem and have pardoned and forgiven errors and mistakes made by some otherwise well-meaning members of your community. However, I urge the Council to be uncompromising when confronting any breach or violation of the norms or code of ethics of the Higher Council of the Judiciary or of the judicial community; I expect them to do so within the scope of the law and to uphold the integrity and sanctity of the judiciary.

That judges should discharge their important mission in an independent, impartial and dignified way does not mean, however, that they must relinquish their right to make constructive proposals for the reform of the judiciary. Nor does it imply they must refrain from exercising fully their rights as citizens, again within the scope of the law and in accordance with the ethics and specificities of the office they hold. It is within this in mind that I have set up three complementary institutions. First, there is the Higher Council of the Judiciary, which is the Constitutional institution that preserves the constitutional and legal guarantees afforded the judges. Then there is the Hassania Association for Judges, which serves as a forum for the judges to engage in multifarious activities, express their concerns and make proposals for the reform of the judicial system. Finally, there is the Mohammadia Foundation for social solidarity within the judicial community. Judges thus have ample opportunity to discuss and interact, and to propose concrete solutions to existing problems, within a clearly-defined institutional framework. Any attempt to exercise these rights outside the afore-mentioned institutions is likely to impair the Judiciary's independence and integrity, which are both essential for the proper fulfilment of its crucial mission.

“Judges are therefore expected to seek, within the scope of these institutions, solutions to issues regarding their profession as well as their situation. When all options available within these organs have been exhausted, and justice is still not done, or should cases of serious breach of the law persist, I shall be there to preserve the sanctity and independence of the judicial system, in all cases and circumstances, and see to it that rights are restored and things are back to normal again.

While fulfilling your vital mission and complying with its requirements, you will find that Amir Al Muminin (Commander of the Faithful), the first Servant of the nation, is not only the President of your Council, but also your staunchest ally. In your effort to accomplish your mission, however, I urge you to abide by the following divine command: "and if you judge between mankind, that you judge justly"; remember also the wisdom implied in the Prophet's words: "One judge in paradise, two in hell". Your mission, which consists in ensuring, on my behalf, that justice is rendered, makes your institution the only constitutional body whose sessions are opened and whose rulings are made in my name. Accordingly, I expect you to adhere fully and wholeheartedly to the current process of consolidating the rule of law, by firmly entrenching the principle of supremacy of the law, ensuring equality of citizens before its rule, and protecting rights and redressing iniquities. I also expect you to contribute effectively, truthfully and resolutely to the dissemination of the values of democracy and responsible citizenship, and to enhance confidence and stability, which help stimulate investment and are conducive to development, progress and prosperity.

May the Almighty guide your steps and make you worthy of my trust in you.
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:23 PM
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Full Text of the Speech Delivered by King Mohammed VI on the Occasion of the Establishment of the Justice and Reconciliation Commission
AGADIR, Jan.07 - Here follows the full text of the king’s speech delivered on the occasion of the establishment of the Justice and Reconciliation Commission:

“Praise be to God
Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin
Ladies and Gentlemen,

As a further illustration of my determination to carry on with my effort to uphold human rights as a culture and as an attitude, I am setting up, today, the Justice and Reconciliation Commission, thus concluding the process of shelving a thorny issue once and for all. As soon as I acceded to the throne, I decided that this process, which was launched in the early nineties, should be consolidated.

Reflecting on the different international experiences in this particular field, one must acknowledge that Morocco, acting with wisdom and courage, has managed to come up with a model of its own.

I should like, in this respect, to hail the architects of these accomplishments, government authorities as well as social actors, and to remember, with humility and reverence, my august Father, His Majesty King Hassan II, God bless His soul, who was the driving force behind this process. I also wish to commend all those - public authorities, political parties, trade unions and NGOs - who have contributed to the achievement of this objective.

Similarly, I would like to pay tribute to the Independent Arbitration Commission for its commendable work with respect to the provision of compensation for the moral or material damage suffered. This breakthrough is recognized, both at home and abroad, as an outstanding achievement. It will provide a solid basis for the Justice and Reconciliation Commission to build on and complete the mission of its predecessor.

It is my firm determination to see to it that this issue is resolved once and for all, through further equitable, out-of-court settlements, as well as by healing past wounds and redressing the damage done. To this end, a bold, comprehensive approach, seeking justice, rehabilitation and reintegration, will be adopted to uncover the truth and draw lessons from the past. The aim is for Moroccans to be at peace with themselves and to be reconciled with their history, so that they may channel their energies towards building a modern, democratic society, which provides the best protection to avoid recurrence of past wrongs.

The work done by the previous Commission, and the final report you will be drawing up in an effort to establish the facts within a set time-frame, make us regard your commission as a truth and justice body. We are all aware that the truth uncovered is only relative, and that even historians, however impartial they may be, may not get at the whole truth, the more so absolute truth is known only to God. As the Almighty says: "He knoweth the traitor of the eyes, and that which the bosoms hide".

This Commission may count on my support in discharging its challenging tasks. Its chairman, Mr. Driss Benzekri, and all its members are known for their objectivity and high moral standards, their genuine commitment to human rights and their great skills in the Commission's extensive fields of competence. Seeking broad, diversified representation, I have made sure that half the Commission's membership come from the Human Rights Advisory Council, and the other half from different backgrounds. Nevertheless, all of them are dedicated to a common goal, namely to uphold human rights.
I should like to commend the members of this Commission and express my deep appreciation to them. I was truly delighted that they all readily and enthusiastically joined me in this initiative, willing and determined to ensure the success of this noble mission.

I am confident that the Commission, with such a prominent membership, will, God willing, manage, within the prescribed time, to rehabilitate the victims, bring comfort to their families, and achieve such reconciliation as will allay the wrath of the past, make the best use of past achievements and consolidate them, with a view to reaching a just, equitable, humane, civilised and final settlement of past abuses. I am sure that, in laying down its rules of procedure and in carrying out its mission, the Commission will consistently seek guidance from the decision whereby it was established, from international conventions on human rights, and from Islamic ideals, which advocate tolerance and forgiveness.

This is the path to follow if we are to consolidate the spirit of good citizenship, and make democracy, patriotism and dissemination of the culture of human rights and obligations the most reliable shield to protect our society from any propensity for extremism or terrorism. We are determined to fight such tendencies, to resolutely preserve security and stability, under the rule of law, and to channel all energies in order to make all Moroccans attuned to the aspirations of their nation and fully prepared to meet both domestic and external challenges.

This achievement is the culmination of an exemplary and unique process, in which we were all involved. It was conducted with confidence, audacity and circumspection. Our people, who are dedicated to democracy, neither turn their backs on their past, nor remain prisoners of its shortcomings. Instead, they derive strength and dynamism from it to build a modern, democratic society, wherein all citizens may exercise their rights and carry out their duties freely and responsibly.”
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:10 PM
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Nos princesses bousculent la tradition (Maroc Hebdo) - Part 1

This is a new article about the moroccan princesses from the moroccan newspaper Maroc-Hebdo

Nos princesses bousculent la tradition (Maroc Hebdo)
La Cour royale marocaine est millénaire et a gardé ses secrets par tradition séculaire. Aujourd’hui, le Palais s’est ouvert
et le protocole s’est allégé.
Par Loubna Bernichi



I Tried to translate it , sorry about the mistakes , i did my best :)

The princesses of Morocco always poke curiosity and exhale the mystery. As for any important public personality, their life intrigues and their the least action are épiés. The Moroccan royal Court is thousand-year-old and maintained its secrecies by secular tradition. Today, the Palace opened, the protocol became lighter, and the Queen Lalla Selma appears more and more as a public, at the sides of the King, her husband. With Reduction, where the princesses are more visible, but always inaccessible, they are the subject of all the conversations. The people of the capital ( RABAT) are with the mounting of least information with regard to them. And the rumours are welcome. There will be always the girlfriend of a girlfriend of the cousin of sister-in-law of the brother of so-and-so who attended one evening private where one of the princesses made her appearance. Consequently, the most incredible accounts are woven. And the most insane rumours become undeniable truths. The official exits of the princesses, strongly mediatized, also are very awaited. Especially by the female population. Their vestimentary appearance interests them more particularly. Hairstyle with the jewels, while passing by the clothes, the bag and the shoes. The whole is examined in the least detail. If the princesses cause such an amount of interest, it is that they are in the air of time. They get dressed at Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gauthier, Dolce Gabana, Gucci, Prada, the largest houses of haute couture Frenchwomen and Italian, and are fitted by the best bootmakers of the world. Their shoes are manufactured on order at Massaro or Fratelli Rossetti or Hogan. Their jewels, from the rare and exclusive parts, come from Cartier, Chaumet, Piaget, Van Cleef and well of another famous jewellers. Their perfumes, single, are manufactured by Masters perfumers as known as Guerlain, Yves SAINT LAURENT or Patou. If they do not attend the most famous hairdressing salons of the capital, it because they have their own hairdresser, is formed in the most prestigious schools of the world. The look of the princesses also evolved/moved. The dark colors, black, bleu.marine, gray and chestnut disappeared with the profit from clear colors and chatoyantes, the skirts were replaced by trousers and austere "the princely chignon" left place with the detached hair. There are two years and half, Lalla Hasna had even surprised while raising a small cut with the garçonne, very tendency at the time. The observers will say that this change marks the one era end. It is told that late King Hassan II took care personally of the vestimentary appearance of his daughters, Lalla Meryem, Lalla Asmaâ and Lalla Hasna. For example, the skirts were to be prolonged below the knee. Not a centimetre more and not one of less. The caftan of the princesses, official and obligatory evening dress, also meets standards of rigour. It is bent with the `` sfifa' ' in gold wire. The cut is full and right, with a drag of thirty centimetres. The way `` makhzenienne' ' is known and constant. The princesses never carried of other models. Although the Moroccan traditional behaviours go, currently, increasingly short and increasingly widened. The way of life of a princess in makes dream more one. However, it resembles that of any woman of the high society, but with less liberty of action. Protocol obliges. It would be unimaginable to see a princess making her races itself or for example to sit at table in good company in a crested place. On the other hand, it is not rare to cross them at the wheel of their car on one of the boulevards of the capital of the Kingdom. One even says that Lalla Asmaâ, like any mom, often accompanies her children at the school. However, evolving/moving in closed circles, the princesses are almost inaccessible. Which was not the surprise of a Morrocan woman when it saw Lalla Hasna, in a Parisian living room of hairstyle of great fame. It reports that it is with much sympathy and delicacy that the princess greeted, exchanging with it some complimentary closes. In Morocco, that would have been practically impossible. Living residences, highly protected, in particular, at Bir Kacem, a district cossu of Reduction, the private life of the princesses is placed under the sign of discretion. The only time where the people were introduced into their life, it was at the time of their respective marriages. Lalla Meryem, in 1984, in Fès with Fouad Filali, manager; Lalla Asmaâ, in 1986 in Rabat with Khalid Bouchentouf, businessman; and Lalla Hasnaâ in 1991, in Marrakech, with Dr. Khalil Benharbit, doctor. Popular festivals had been organized through all the Kingdom to celebrate their unions. Their ceremonies of marriage, retransmitted live by Moroccan television, were followed by hundreds of thousands of televiewers. In the tread, the Morrocans made the knowledge of the husbands of the princesses. None of them is of royal ascent. But all wire of famous commoners families. It should be noted that Hassan II always wanted that his daughters meet the common peoples. It is for that that the injuries of company of the princesses are girls resulting from modest mediums. Just as their comrades of class were selected in families representing various social layers. In this field, after the end of their secondary studies, Lalla Meryem obtained its baccalaureat in 1981 and carried out a long training course with UNESCO in Paris and Lalla Hasnaâ had its baccalaureat in 1985, they were strongly implied in the social and cultural life of Morocco. They are presidents various associations which play a driving part in the process of development of the country. Lalla Meryem is a president of the Foundation Hassan II for the Morrocans residing abroad, Lalla Asmaâ president of honor of the establishment Lalla Asmaâ of deaf-mute and Lalla Hasnaâ president of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the environment. They also take part in the political and economic life by representing Morocco in various diplomatic missions or while attending with the inauguration or the launching of projects. It is true that Lalla Asmaâ, from its discrete temperament, is less present on the media scene than her sisters, but it remains nevertheless very undertaking and very human. In fact, Lalla Meryem, Lalla Asmaâ and Lalla Hasnaâ made only encase the step with their aunts, girls of late Mohammed V, who abolished the image of formerly of princesses wearing of sumptuous toilets, avoided beautiful jewels, living in a gilded cage, often described in the accounts or painted in tables orientalists to flatter the Western phantasm. Time when the Morrocan women were only veiled and left accompanied by their husband or of their father, Lalla Aïcha, with face discovered and in Western behaviour, had brilliantly pronounced, April 10, 1947 on the place of Large Socco in Tangier, the first speech which referring to the independence of Morocco. At the time, this action had had a strong load symbolic system. It inaugurated, undoubtedly, the entry of the Moroccan woman in fields other than the education of the children and the housework. Named ambassadress in Italy and England, Lalla Aïcha, before being married with Hassan Yacoubi, was promised to the King Fayçal II of Iraq, assassinated in a blood bath with almost the whole of the royal family hachimite on July 14, 1958 by officers side-arabistes of the army in Baghdad. Elder girl of Mohammed V, this large injury, whose intelligence and smoothness have of equal only its benevolence, was the emblem of the modern Moroccan woman a long time. The feminist combat is not the only field where the princesses excelled. Lalla Malika, wife of a senior civil servant of State, Mohamed Cherkaoui, president of the Moroccan red Crescent, made much so that all the Morrocans reach the care. Lalla Amina, woman of late Moulay Driss El Ouazzani, president of the League of the child welfare, militates for the rights of the child. With this large sporting, one owes also the development of the equestrian sport in Morocco. Founder of the event Week of the horse, it made a success of the bet to popularize this sport formerly, prerogative of a restricted elite. Even if Lalla Fatima Zohra, wife of late prince Moulay Ali, mother of Moulay Abdellah, Moulay Youssef and Lalla Joumana, is a withdrawn princess of the public life, its weight and its role in the royal family are undeniable. Its homonym, cousin of fire Hassan II, girl of the sultan Abdelaziz (1894-1908), late Lalla Fatima Zohra El Azizia, president of the Union of the Moroccan Women, one fighting of the first hour, always fought so that the woman, considered as the weaker sex, is a citizen with whole share.
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:12 PM
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Nos princesses bousculent la tradition (Maroc Hebdo) - Part 2

The princess of raising, Lamia Solh, girl of Riad Bey Solh, Lebanese Prime Minister assassinated in Jordan in 1951, wife of late prince Moulay Abdellah and mother of Moulay Hicham, Lalla Zineb and Moulay Ismail, is not in remainder. With charm and grace, it brought a ray of heat and a glimmer of hope in the life of the blind men to Morocco. President of the Organization for the protection of the blind men in Morocco (OPAM), it battles until today still improving their conditions within the company. Avant-gardists, the princesses were always an example to be followed for the Morrocan women. They solely did not help with their emancipation, but also with the change of mentalities. With the official advertisement of the divorce of Lalla Meryem of her ex-husband, Fouad Filali, a taboo is raised. Like what, no woman, not even a princess, must force herself to live near a man with whom it seems more not to be happy. Another taboo of size fell with the public appearance of the wife of King Mohammed VI, the princess Lalla Salma. A first in the long history of the country. From now on, the woman of the King exists and it is seen. It is beautiful educated girl, engineer of her state. Exit of a modest medium, it is it which occupies now the row of first injury of the country, role at one time held by the princesses, sisters of the King In this quality, Lalla Salma engages in the social and cultural life. It does not have only one to smile radiant, a hair color fire and a fine skin and pinky, but it has also character. It is before all a young woman in phase with her time. Another princess, and not the least, it is Lalla Soukaïna, elder girl of Lalla Meryem, the only one of the grandchildren of Hassan II to have this title, so much the late King cherished her. In 2000, Lalla Soukaïna appears at the sides of King Mohammed VI in official visit in Spain with Lalla Meryem and its brother Moulay Idriss like a quite bearing teenager, but well badly at ease in this new mission. Four years later, resplendent in traditional white caftan, it poses at the sides of her mother and the Rania queen of Jordan at the time of the second Summit of the Arab woman, in November 2004. Its solar charm and its cat-like beauty do not leave indifferent. One of the most withdrawn princesses, it is Lalla Zineb,sister of Moulay Hicham (Mohamed VI's cousin). This graduate of the higher Institute of the trade and administration of companies (ISCAE) carries out its life far from fires of the slope. Since the advertisement of her marriage with Mohamed Benslimane, businessman and grandson of Fatmi Benslimane, famous Pasha of Fès, one more did not intend to speak about it until December 2004, day of the inauguration of the Dior store in Marrakech, where it made an entry noticed with the arm of her husband. Thus, between tradition piously observed and solved modernity, the royal Court opened to the Morrocans. And the princes and princesses cut through a new path with a new manner of belonging to the royal family.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:48 AM
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The article of “maroc-hebdo”doesn't learned me something interessant about the princesses, what opinions have Moroccan about them, are they effective in their work, a big number of aspect concerning them would can be debated that were not

Besides concerning lalla salma, is she really implies in the associative and cultural life, or the journalist tried to embellish the reality

I think that the journalist made a superficial and too «politically correct» article
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:14 AM
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The article of “maroc-hebdo”doesn't learned me something interessant about the princesses, what opinions have Moroccan about them, are they effective in their work, a big number of aspect concerning them would can be debated that were not

Besides concerning lalla salma, is she really implies in the associative and cultural life, or the journalist tried to embellish the reality

I think that the journalist made a superficial and too «politically correct» article
First thanks to everyone who contribute in this forum.

I was going to post the same opinion rosa and I agree totally with you. The article of "maroc-hebdo" published very superficial and very ordinary information about the princesses ... that any people can discuss about them, like the protocol, princesses’ dresses/fashion, way of life, etc.

So to me it's not an interesting article, it didn't include any good analyses or what normally a journalist should present to public.
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Lalla Aïcha, with face discovered and in Western behaviour, had brilliantly pronounced, April 10, 1947 on the place of Large Socco in Tangier, the first speech which referring to the independence of Morocco. At the time, this action had had a strong load symbolic system. It inaugurated, undoubtedly, the entry of the Moroccan woman in fields other than the education of the children and the housework. Named ambassadress in Italy and England, Lalla Aïcha, before being married with Hassan Yacoubi, was promised to the King Fayçal II of Iraq, assassinated in a blood bath with almost the whole of the royal family hachimite on July 14, 1958 by officers side-arabistes of the army in Baghdad..


Thanks Amira to have take time to translate this article and to have post it:) !


My knowledge is PL.Aesha wasn't promissed or engaged to king faisal of iraq,but the late king Mohammed V refused and didn't agree when K.Faisal asked him to take his duaghter PL.Aesha as a wife!

I understund that the moroccan royalty didnt use to muddle it destiny to the other ME royalties,as it was used to be between Egypt and Iran,Jordan and Iraq and now Jordan and gulf royals!


I wonder what would be the impact if PL.Aesha became the queen of iraq,and was killed with king Faisal! ?
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El opositor marroquí Hicham Mandari: 'El rey es un muñequito en manos de su esposa Salma'

INÉS BELAIBA

Había sido definido como "el hombre que sabía demasiado" y no era alguien precisamente cómodo ni grato para el régimen de Marruecos. Hicham Mandari, "hermanastro" y "principal opositor" al rey Mohamed VI, apareció el pasado día 4 de agosto con un disparo en la cabeza en un ‘parking’ cerca de Mijas (Málaga). Pocos días antes, el semanario marroquí ‘Le Journal’ publicaba su última entrevista, aunque omitiendo todos los nombres y las frases relativas a que fuera hijo de Hasán II.

Dos semanas después de su asesinato, EL MUNDO ofrece las declaraciones íntegras del disidente marroquí que había amenazado con revelar escándalos financieros de la familia real alauí en una carta publicada en ‘The Washington Post’. Esta es la última entrevista de Hicham Mandari. Sin censura.

Pregunta.– Asegura que ha salido victorioso de un proceso judicial que le enfrentaba a Marruecos. ¿A qué se debe tal proceso y cuáles fueron las consecuencias?
Respuesta.– El proceso fue iniciado por Palacio, en nombre de Mohamed VI, por unas sumas de dinero que cogí antes de salir de Marruecos. De este modo, al bloquearme financieramente, contaban con obligarme a regresar a Marruecos. Todo comenzó con este proceso. Antes de la muerte de Hasán II no había agresividad contra mí. Hoy soy víctima de violencia. El Palacio me acusó de robo pero, según el tribunal de Nueva York, no puede haber robo entre dos miembros de la misma familia. Mi caso se consideraba un asunto de Estado. El Palacio recurrió y volvió a perder la apelación hace tan sólo unos doce días. Y tienen que entregarme 132 millones de dólares por daños y prejuicios. De hecho, tengo que volver lo más rápido posible a EEUU para firmar todos los papeles, y que el Banco Federal norteamericano me abra el grifo del dinero. Porque la verdad es que sigo teniendo mis cuentas bloqueadas en el Banco de Nueva York.

P.– ¿A qué se debe su enemistad con el rey?
R.- Lo que Hasán II siempre quiso es que una sola de sus mujeres fuese la madre de sus hijos. Todas las demás debían abortar. Mi madre, Farida, no podía abortar por problemas cardíacos, y desde mi nacimiento fui confiado a la familia Mandari. Todos los problemas actuales se originan en historias de celos entre mujeres, entre la madre del actual rey y la mía, pero también entre Mohamed VI y yo, como hermanastros que somos. Nunca nos entendimos bien. Hubo asuntos económicos entre nosotros. Cuando él era príncipe heredero no tenía dinero, sólo recibía 100.000 dirhams al mes. En cambio, yo disponía de un dinero ilimitado. ¿Entiende lo que quiero decir? Pero ahora quiere hacer creer que soy un desconocido para él y se niega a admitir muchas cosas. Yo no puedo seguir así. Por eso se creó el Consejo Nacional de Marroquíes Libres (CNML, partido de oposición fundado por Mandari en 2003). Su primera carta fundacional era muy dura, porque exigía que el Rey hiciese las maletas. Salma Benani [esposa de Mohamed VI desde marzo de 2002] no puede seguir dirigiendo el país. El es como un muñequito en sus manos... Hoy me veo obligado a permanecer en Francia. En cualquier caso, ellos intentan mantenerme aquí.


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The Moroccan opponent Hicham Mandari: ' The king is a puppet in hands of his wife Salma'

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It had been defined as the man that knew too much and it was not somebody precisely comfortable neither I burnish for the régime of Morocco. Hicham Mandari, " stepbrother " and main opponent to the king Mohamed VI, he appeared last day August 4 with a shot in the head in a ‘parking ' near Mijas (Málaga). Few days before, the Moroccan weekly publication Lle Journal ' published its last interview, although omitting all the names and the relative sentences to that it was son of Hasán II.


Two weeks after their murder, El Mundo offers the Moroccan dissident's entire declarations that he had threatened to reveal financial scandals of the family real alauí in a letter published in ‘The Washington Post '. This is the last interview of Hicham Mandari. Without censorship.


asks.–it Assures that it has left victorious of a judicial process that faced to Morocco. To what is such a process owed and which were the consequences?

Answer.–The process was begun by the palace, on behalf of Mohamed VI for some sums of money that I caught before leaving Morocco. This way, when blocking me financially, they had to put under an obligation to return to Morocco. Everything began with this process. Before the death of Hasán II didn't have aggressiveness against me. Today I am victim of violence. The Palace accused me of robbery but, according to the tribunal of New York, it cannot have robbery between two members of the same family. My case was considered a matter of State. The Palace appealed and it lost the appeal only about twelve days ago again. And they have to surrender 132 million dollars for damages and prejudices. In fact, I have to return the quickest thing possible to USA to sign all the papers, and that the North American Federal Bank opens up the faucet of the money. Because the truth is that I continue having my bills blocked in the Bank of New York.

P.–does it owe himself their enmity with the king TO what?

R. - That that Hasán II always wanted it is that an alone of their wives was the mother of their children. All the other ones should miscarry. My mother, Farida, could not miscarry for heart problems, and from my birth I was confident to the family Mandari. All the current problems originate in histories of jealousies among women, between the current king's mother and mine, but also among Mohamed VI and me, as stepbrothers that we are. We never understood each other well. There were economic matters among us. When he was prince heir he didn't have money, he only received 100.000 dirhams a month. On the other hand, I had a limitless money. Does that understand that mean? But now he wants to make believe that I am a stranger for him and he refuses to admit many things. I cannot continue this way. For that reason I cearte the National Council of Moroccans Liberates (CNML, party of opposition been founded by Mandari in 2003). Its first letter basis was very hard, because it demanded the King to make his suitcases. Salma Benani [wife of Mohamed SAW from March of 2002] cannot continue directing the country. hes as a puppet in her hands... Today I am forced to remain in France. Anyway, they try to stay here. :)

does salma play double game?
shy in public and manipulator actually??????????
what do you think,
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ESTÉTICA|DE MODA ENTRE LOS RICOS
El cóctel del doctor Chams que sustituye al “lifting”

Tiene clínica en París, pero gracias a una esteticista española los domingos pasa consulta en Madrid. Su fórmula milagrosa consiste única y exclusivamente en poner jeringuillas cargadas de vitaminas en el rostro. O eso dice. Ojeras, papada, flacidez... desaparecen con efectos inmediatos. La sesión cuesta 1.500 euros, pero no recibe más que a 20 pacientes en el día (¡30.000 euros en una jornada!). Isabel Preysler, las hermanas Koplowitz o Rania de Jordania son algunas clientas. Pero también hay hombres, incluso algún político de los que están en campaña. El doctor Chams además hace recuperar el pelo, adelgazar y devuelve las energías perdidas. “Me dijo: ‘Eres divina y te voy a dejar mejor que a una muñeca’”, confiesa una de sus pacientes. “Dudo mucho que sólo use vitaminas”, opina alguien del gremio.

No tan encantadas quedaron algunas de aquellas clientas que solían viajar a París. Se cuenta que a las Koplowitz, por ejemplo, no les gustó ni que su secreto se hiciera público ni que tantas mujeres pasaran a beneficiarse de él. Unos dicen que siguen prefiriendo ir a París y otros que el iraní las atiende en sus casas... Para otras, se abrieron los cielos. El doctor no revela la identidad de ninguna y la clínica tampoco, pero en ciertos círculos sociales los nombres de sus pacientes corren de boca en boca: Isabel Preysler, Marisa de Borbón, Nicole Kidman (que entabló contacto con él mientras rodaba en España Los otros), Marta Chávarri, Ana Rosa Quintana, Carmen Martínez-Bordiú, Nati Abascal... Y hombres, muchos hombres, actores, empresarios y políticos, “algunos de los que están estos días en campaña”, comenta Chams. Pero también gente anónima procedente de distintas ciudades españolas.

Unos y otros aguardan su turno en una lista de espera hasta que son convocados en el IME, por donde cada domingo pasa una veintena de pacientes a los que se empieza a recibir a las nueve de la mañana. La sala de espera siempre está vacía, nadie ve a nadie, nadie espera: unos entran y, sin percibirlo, se cruzan con los que salen. Cada media hora, un paciente. Cada paciente, 1.500 euros. Total, 30.000 euros en un solo día. “Chams los ve a todos del tirón”, comenta una de sus asistentes. “No para ni para comer. Sólo bebe un poco de agua y come alguna manzana”. Cuando acaba, sale disparado hacia el aeropuerto y toma el avión de vuelta a París. Un día al mes, sin embargo, cancela sus citas y sube a un jet privado que le traslada a lugares como Marruecos, para pinchar en el palacio a la reina Salma Bennani, o a Jordania, donde le recibe Rania (por cierto, no son estos los únicos palacios que frecuenta el doctor, pues se rumorea que también se le ha visto por la Zarzuela...). Princesas, esposas de presidentes... “Se lo hacen todas, ¿sabe por qué? Porque todas son amigas”, bromea el médico.



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ESTÉTICA|DE FASHION AMONG THE RICH ONES

The doctor's cocktail Chams that substitutes to the " lifting "

He has clinic in Paris, but thanks to a Spanish beautician on Sundays it happens it consults in Madrid. Their miraculous formula consists only and exclusively in putting syringes loaded with vitamins in the face. Or that says. Rings, jowl, flacidez... they disappear with immediate effects. The session costs 1.500 Eurus, but he doesn't receive more than to 20 patients in the day (30.000 Eurus in a day!). Isabel Preysler, the sisters Koplowitz or Rania of Jordan are some clientas. But there are also men, even some politician of those that are in campaign. The doctor Chams also makes recover the hair, to lose weight and it returns the lost energy. "He told me: ' You are divine and I will leave you better than to a muñeca'", one of their patients admits. "I doubt a lot that it only uses vitamins", somebody of the union says.

Not so charmed they were some of those clientas that used to travel to Paris. It is counted that to the Koplowitz, for example, they didn't like neither that their secret became public neither that so many women passed to benefit of him. Some say that they continue preferring to go to Paris and others that the Iranian assists them in his houses... For other, the skies opened up. The doctor doesn't neither reveal the identity of any and the clinic, but in certain social circles the names of their patients run of mouth in mouth: Isabel Preysler, Marisa of Borbón, Nicole Kidman (that it began contact with him while it rotated in Spain The other ones), Marta Chávarri, Ana Rosa Quintana, Carmen Martínez-Bordiú, Nati Abascal... AND men, many men, actors, managers and political, some of those that are these days in campaign", Chams comments. But also anonymous people coming from different Spanish cities.

Some and others await their shift in a wait list until they are summoned in the IME, for where every Sunday passes a score of patient to those that you begins to receive at nine in the morning. The wait room is always empty, nobody goes to anybody, nobody waits: some enter and, without perceiving it, they cross with those that come out. Each stocking hour, a patient. Each patient, 1.500 Eurus. Total, 30.000 Eurus in only one day. "Chams sees them to all of the tug", one of its assistants comments. "It doesn't stop neither to eat. He only drinks some water and he eats some apple". When it ends up, it leaves shot toward the airport and taking the turn airplane to Paris. One day a month, however, does cancel its appointments and does it go up to a deprived jet that it transfers to places like Morocco, to puncture in the palace to the queen Salma Bennani, or to Jordan, where Rania receives him (these are not by the way, the only palaces that the doctor frequents, because it is murmured that he has also been seen by the Operetta...). Princesses, presidents' wives... do they make it to him all, does he know why? Because all are friends", the doctor jokes.

I always thought that lalla salma didn't use this kind of process, I am very surprised :)
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the articles posting by isis are very interresting, but I can't believe that lalla salma was a manipultor, she seems very kind and simple
and about the lifting, her face doesn't change between the time when she was unmarried and now
what is the opinion of other members about these two subjects?
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the articles posting by isis are very interresting, but I can't believe that lalla salma was a manipultor, she seems very kind and simple
and about the lifting, her face doesn't change between the time when she was unmarried and now
what is the opinion of other members about these two subjects?
Why would Salma Bennani need a lift, she is barely 25 or 26 years old ?!!!!!
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I read that a Moroccan newspaper had written a set of articles on lalla salma, and that it received a warning because of it
is someone knows what said these articles
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I read that a Moroccan newspaper had written a set of articles on lalla salma, and that it received a warning because of it
is someone knows what said these articles
Do you know by any chance the name of this newspaper?
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Do you know by any chance the name of this newspaper?
yes, its a newspaper in arabic, its name is "Al jarida Al Oukhra"
I'm very currious to know what said this newspaper, hope we can find these articles
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Old 04-18-2005, 03:31 AM
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yes, its a newspaper in arabic, its name is "Al jarida Al Oukhra"
I'm very currious to know what said this newspaper, hope we can find these articles
I don't found the articles, but RSF spoke about that
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=13197
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I find this article in moroccan newspaper "le journal hebdo"

Al Jareeda Al Oukhra berated


In its edition of the 6 to 12 April, the weekly arabophone «Al Jareeda Al Oukhra», managed by the even Ali Anouzla-Taoufik Bouachrine, respectively leading of publication and editor-in-chief of the tabloid, dedicated its main file and therefore its frontpage by one topic eminently people, the life style of the princess Lalla Salma, wife of the King. we learn there among others her favorite marks of clothes, her favorite course and the nature of her relations (convivial) with the prince Moulay Rachid, in a light and playful style, in same way of numerous similar reports that are in the French-speaking magazines of the kind of “Paris Match” or “Voici”. Until there, all goes well in the best of the journalistic worlds. until the following day of the release, April 7, when Abdelhak MeRini, director of the Royal protocol and the chancellery, addressed a letter with menacing tone at the two impertinent about the topic. later, Ali Anouzla will be invited to present himself to the judiciary police in April 15 about this business. Beyond the fact to know if his position allowed Abdelhak MeRini to address such a missive to the content destroyer, it must noted the ambivalence between the speech of opening and modernization of the system extolled, with the drought of the reaction, disproportionate for a business of this kind.
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I find this article in moroccan newspaper "le journal hebdo"

I share the opinion, of le journal hebdo

All this hubbub to have spoken of the culinary tastes and the clothes of salma, it is ridiculous

In a democratic country, the article would pass unobserved, but in Morocco it is considered like a sacrilege, and the director of the newspaper is convoked by the judicial police as if he committed a crime

M6 himself exhibited his wife on Paris Match, and now the protocol takes offense that of Moroccan newspaper is interested to salma

For me, it means a thing, to outsiders the MRF wants to give the picture of a modern and open family, but for the Moroccan people she must remain surrounded of a mystery halo

if Moroccan newspapers shows to their fellow citizen that this family is composed of human beings as them, this family's sacredness will evaporate and people will ask themselves the question to know why the power is detained by this family
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I read that on moroccan newspaper telquel
Ticket: The Palace and the press (by Driss ksikes)

The royal surrounding tackles to put back the red lines in their place. Each goes there of his personal key. Some on the sly, others by indirect ways. The chief of the protocol and the royal chancellery, Abdelhaq Lemrini, , didn't beat around the bush. He reacted in writing to the coquettish file achieved by Al Jarida Al Oukhra on the culinary, sartorial habits, behavioural and kindergartens of the princess Lalla Salma. Under a layer of gentleness, carefully spread, Lemrini tempts to put the poles of a normality to come in the relations of the press with the Palace. He decrees to be alone authorized to speak of life deprived of the king's wife. To this symbolic monopoly pretension, the publication of Ali Anouzla opposes a will legitimate to pass this Moroccan exception that weights us and forbids us to bring to make a star of our first lady. The weekly gives itself the right to pierce the alcoves of the Palace to give the wife’s king.a more human face

The architect of the ancestral protocol of the Méchouar doesn't hear it of this ear. He values t that the good old traditions of modesty and non interference in the internal life of the royal family prevail. The recipients of his missive refuse to align on the exception of the Moroccan press, condemned to remain aside from the royal life, and claim the right to be as peeping tom that a Paris Match. Mine of nothing, Lemrini warns the newspaper of the risks that it incurs while making to turn up one’s nose at that. In answer, Al Jarida Al Oukhra blames him for this menacing tone and recalls him that for it, the tradition counts a lot less that the law. This exchange, summarize the misunderstanding that it can have there between a press that claims itself exclusively of modernity and a monarchy that wrap of customs to remain out of the time.
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If someone ,plzzzz can translate this article ...thank you :)

Au Maroc, la princesse aux pieds nus attire sur la presse la colère du Palais
(Le Monde)

on ne badine pas avec la vie privée de la famille royale au Maroc. Le dernier-né des hebdomadaires arabophones vient de l'apprendre à ses dépens. Il a reçu du ministre de la Maison royale, du protocole et de la chancellerie, Abedelhak El-Mrini, une lettre lourde de menaces.

Dans un numéro publié début avril, Al Jarida Al-Oukhra ("l'autre journal" ) a publié un reportage "non autorisé" dévoilant quelques aspects de la vie privée de l'épouse du roi Mohammed VI, Son Altesse Royale Lalla Salma.

Alimenté par des indiscrétions glanées auprès du nombreux personnel attaché à la monarchie, l'article illustré de photos officielles comportait son lot de révélations. On y apprenait ainsi que le tajine aux carottes est le plat préféré de Lalla Salma, qu'il arrive à la jeune princesse de donner à manger à son fils Hassan, que sa garde-robe est signée par de grands couturiers, qu'elle a interdit à son entourage d'implorer le nom de Dieu à tort et à travers et, scandale suprême, qu'elle aime à se promener pieds nus dans les nombreux palais du royaume.

Gardien des traditions d'une monarchie plus ancienne que celle qui règne en Grande-Bretagne, le ministre de la Maison royale ne pouvait pas ne pas réagir. Moins de vingt-quatre heures après la mise en vente de l'hebdomadaire, son directeur, Ali Anouzla, recevait donc une missive officielle. Le journal "est allé trop loin" en osant aborder "les détails les plus intimes de la vie privée de Son Altesse" , faisait valoir le ministre. "Je vous préviens que les conséquences de votre comportement peuvent être néfastes" , ajoutait-il, avant de rappeler que son département est le seul habilité à divulguer des informations sur la famille royale.

Le directeur d'Al Jarida Al-Oukhra ne s'en est pas laissé conter, en dépit de cette démarche exceptionnelle. Dans un communiqué, il a répliqué en faisant valoir que le ministre "n'est pas habilité à juger l'action journalistique" et que des tribunaux existent pour trancher s'il y a eu ou non atteinte à la vie privée. "Cette lettre vise à nous intimider. Ils veulent nous faire taire" , affirme au Monde le journaliste, fort du succès de sa couverture : la princesse a permis de doubler les ventes du jeune hebdomadaire. "Nous avons fait un deuxième tirage, raconte M. Anouzla, et nous allions en faire un troisième quand la lettre du ministre est arrivée. Nous avons préféré en rester là par crainte d'une intervention des autorités."

Cette mésaventure illustre la distance qu'entend maintenir la monarchie alaouite avec la presse du royaume. Pourtant très à l'aise avec les journalistes, le roi Hassan II, au cours de son très long règne, n'a jamais accordé d'entretien à un organe de presse marocain. Son fils a adopté la même politique. "Lorsque Mohammed VI voyage à l'étranger, les journalistes qui l'accompagnent sont placés dans un autre avion. Et lorsqu'il se fait photographier en famille, les clichés sont pour Paris Match. Pas pour nous" , note le directeur du journal par qui le scandale est arrivé. Et d'ajouter : "Je suis prêt à recommencer à parler de ce qui se passe derrière les murs du Palais."

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