The National Council of Human Rights (CNDH), accountable for monitoring the implementation of the Instance for Equity and Reconciliation (IER)’s recommendations, has compensated hundreds of human rights victims in Morocco.

According to the CNDH, the recipients of the $9 million comprise civilians abducted by the Polisario and cadets of Ahermoummou ex-military base. These beneficiaries are the victims and the dependants of the deceased, who had endured severe human rights violations between 1956 and 1999.

The establishment of the National Council of Human Rights dates back to 2004 as an initiative of King Mohammed VI with the mission to turn the page of the country’s so-called “Years of Lead” and monitor the implementation of the Instance for Equity and Reconciliation.

On the same occasion, the CNDH issued a statement presenting most sincere regrets to the victims and apologies to the beneficiaries for the delayed implementation of the recommendations mentioned above.

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