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“The Right to Live”, an exhibition, a book and a round table in Marrakech

Written by FDM

On the occasion of World Day Against the Death Penalty, on October 10, “The right to life”, an exhibition bringing together the works of thirteen Moroccan artists was inaugurated on Saturday, October 9 at the MACMA (Museum of Marrakech Art and Culture) and is open to the public until February 2022.

Along with the exhibition of the thirteen artists, a book bearing the same title and published at La Croisée des Chemins was presented to the public at the Maison Denise Masson in Marrakech on Saturday, October 9.

In addition to the reproductions of the works presented in the exhibition, this book reproduces original texts by thirty-seven Moroccan writers and intellectuals defending the abolition of this inhuman punishment.

The work was presented during a presentation roundtable during which the personalities and the main national and international abolitionist associations spoke, followed by a conference by the philosopher Ali Benmakhlouf. Other activities are planned for the following months.

This exhibition and this book are the results of a citizens’ initiative launched by Driss El Yazami, Younès Ajarraï, and Mahi Binebine who, convinced that the death penalty is inhuman, unjust, and ineffective, wanted to strengthen the abolitionist dynamic in our country by appealing to intellectuals and artists, thus betting on culture as a means of broadening the mobilization for abolition.