PADS considers the Moroccan and the French states responsible for Barka's assassination along with the complicities of the Israelite and American intelligence agencies.
ICP, 28th October 2015
Socialist Democratic Vanguard Party (PADS, Morocco) released a note of communication paying homage to the revolutionary leader Mehdi Ben Barka “for the truth, against the oblivion and against the deception of the Moroccan people”.
The 50th year of the kidnapping and the assassination of the left leader Mehdi Ben Barka, the founder and then leader of the National Union of Popular Forces (UNFP) and who is considered as the founder and the ideological leader of the PADS, is commemorated in the communication note.
The PADS invites all the democratic forces to his commemoration and to ask for the condemnation of all the political crimes and demand for no more protection of the killers.
Mehdi Ben Barka had been kidnapped in Paris in 29th of October 1965. PADS considers the Moroccan and the French states responsible for his assassination along with the complicities of the Israelite and American intelligence agencies. PADS statement continues with the headlines as follows:
- The CIA still declassifies the file even thought the legislation in the USA permits access after 30 years.
- The French state had classified the file as secret and provided no elements to reach the truth since 2004.
- The Moroccan state had never really wanted to open a legal case despite the several attempts of the lawyers from our party and refuses to cooperate with any French judges who had taken this case.
It is underlined that the kidnapping coincided with the Tricontinental Conference, the predecessor of the OSPAAL (Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America), which would have been presided in Havana by Ben Barka in 1965.