Morocco considers this lady a threat
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Local authorities in South Morocco considers French Claude Mangin, the lady on the left, a threat to public order.
Published 28 April 2008


According to the French daily newspaper, Aujourd'hui le Maroc, 28th of April 2008, French citizen Claude Mangin and her friends constitutes a threat to public order. This is why they were expelled from Morocco last week.

The desicion was made by local authorities, if one is to believe the newspaper.

"The same source mentions that the expulsion was decided under the articles 25 and 27 of law number 02-03 regardin the entry and stay of foreigners in the Moroccan Kingdom", reads the article.

"The source adds that these individuals were indulged in suport for the separatists, presising that Mangin Claude Marguerite, who entered on April 20th, planned to arrange a travel to Moroccan Sahara in July 2008 to invite foreign NGOs to testify regarding the human rights situation and to help the separatists", reads ALM.


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Tan-Tan : Refoulement de quatre Français
Les services de police de Tan-Tan ont procédé, vendredi, au refoulement hors du territoire national de quatre ressortissants français, qui présentent un risque pour l’ordre public, et ce, en vertu d’une décision de l’autorité locale, apprend-on de source policière. Il s’agit de Beun Mireille, française (1947), retraitée, Roussel Pierre-Alain Marie Dominique (1959), ingénieur, Lelouche Frédérique Anne Eva (1981), étudiante et Mangin Claude Marguerite (1959), ingénieur. La même source précise que ce refoulement a été décidé dans le cadre des articles 25 et 27 de la loi n° 02-03 relative à l’entrée et au séjour des étrangers au Royaume du Maroc. Elle ajoute que ces individus se livraient à des activités de soutien aux séparatistes, précisant que Mangin Claude Marguerite, entrée au Maroc le 20 avril, comptait organiser un voyage au Sahara marocain en juillet 2008 pour inviter des ONG internationales à témoigner sur la situation des droits de l’Homme et à aider les séparatistes.

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