“We no longer want an immigration that is inflicted (on us) but an immigration that is chosen, this is the founding principle of the new immigration policy I advocate.”
~ Nicolas Sarkozy
Aicha’s death wouldn’t have attracted much attention -it wouldn’t have caused so much horror and dismay if it couldn’t have been possible, if not to save her life, at least to assist her and ease her pain, and if the Moroccan authorities had delivered on the duties that every reasonable citizen expects from his or her government, and if the French authorities had acted in respect for a Moroccan life. Both authorities have connived in silence and indifference and left Aicha dying in pain and despair. For more than two years French authorities refused to grant Aicha Mokhtari a visa to fly to France and get treatment and dismissed her repeated appeals while the Moroccan authorities looked the other way. What kind of government treats its citizens like this?
Aicha Mokhtari was not asking for a favor from anybody, she was suffering in dignity, struggling against a terrible disease, that eventually took her life. To make sure that Aicha’s death will not be in vain, the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) is organizing a campaign[Fr] to denounce French inhumane immigration policies towards Moroccans and to protest against the deadly silence of the Moroccan government. Our lives worth better than a French Visa!