Pegasus case: Amnesty and Forbidden Stories fail to provide evidence for accusations against Morocco
Amnesty and Forbidden stories should apologize for their slander campaign against Morocco after the end of a ten-day deadline to provide evidence for their espionage accusations.
Morocco was targeted by a hideous campaign by a media consortium led by French Le Monde, the Guardian and Washington Post accusing Rabat of espionage using spyware Pegasus but without being able to show any kind of hard evidence.
Olivier Baratelli, Morocco’s lawyer in France, where Morocco sued Forbidden stories and Amnesty, said the ten days given to the accusers to show proof is now over and they have to assume consequences.
Moroccan authorities have denied the accusations saying that the country did never buy Pegasus.
Morocco has made headlines in recent years thanks to its growing influence and its active engagement in global anti-terrorism efforts, a fact which disturbs the enemies of Rabat said Baratelli.
He said the French justice is now asked to show the real motives behind this campaign targeting Morocco without whatsoever evidence.
Baratelli said a technical report that clears Morocco of any wrongdoing will be submitted to the French prosecutor, adding that similar judicial procedures will be open in Spain and Germany.
Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita had denounced the campaign against Morocco’s vital interest and denounced that those who put forward false accusations against Morocco will have to face judicial consequences.