Mustafa Ramid
Minister of Justice and Liberties
Assumed office
3 January 2012
MonarchMohammed VI
Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
Preceded byMohamed Taieb Naciri
Member of Parliament for Casablanca
Assumed office
1997
Personal details
Born1959
Sidi Bennour, Morocco
Political partyJustice and Development Party
ResidenceMarrakech
Alma materPolytechnique benguerir
OccupationPolitician, Lawyer

Mustafa Ramid or Mustapha Ramid (born 1959 in Sidi Bennour, Morocco) is a Moroccan politician, lawyer from the Justice and Development Party. On 3 January 2012, he became Minister of Justice and Liberties in Abdelilah Benkirane's government.[1][2]

Having served as the defense lawyer for Islamist Hassan al-Kattani, Ramid played an important role in achieving the pardon of Kattani and other Islamists along with promises for the renunciation of violence and extremism.[3][4]

Homophobia

On July 7, 2015, during an interview on Chada FM radio, he advised homosexuals to change their sex to avoid problems. [5] In September 2017, when questioned by a journalist on the rejection of the UN recommendations relating to the decriminalization of homosexuality by Morocco, he replied: "Enough is enough. Everyone gives importance to this homosexuality and wants to talk about it. These people are rubbish", and attracting the wrath of several Moroccan associations. He persisted a few days later, qualifying homosexuality as "sexual deviance" and affirming that it "remains a crime punished by Moroccan law and is moreover not acceptable by our society" [6]

References

  1. ^ "Official Bio" (PDF). Government of Morocco. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Quand Ramid fait parler de lui". Le Matin. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  3. ^ Mohamed Saadouni, Morocco pursues salafist reconciliation for Magharebia. May 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Naoufel Cherkaoui, Royal Pardon Marks New Approach To Salafi Issue at the Eurasia Review. February 28, 2012.
  5. ^ Tel Quel, Mustapha Ramid conseille aux homosexuels de changer de sexe July 07, 2015.
  6. ^ Marocco World News, Amira El Masaiti , Mustapha Ramid, the Human Rights Minister Who Doesn’t Like Gays October 13, 2017.