Blade runners: 5-meter razor-wired wall planned to keep Moroccan migrants out of Spain

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Morocco will erect a five-meter-high wall, topped with blades and barbed-wire, on the border with Melilla, a north-African Spanish enclave. The measure will target migrants trying to cross into Europe, according to local activists.The Saturday reports from the nearby northern coastal city of Nador were confirmed by AFP, who spoke to the head of the Rif Association for Human Rights, Chekib el-Khayari.“Construction work for a barrier began about 20 days ago,” he said, also confirming the wall’s dimensions. Adil Akidm, a member of another group, the Moroccan Human Rights Association, has added to the reports, saying that work on the wall’s foundation has been going on for some time.The government declined to comment.The European Union and Africa share only two land borders: one of them in Ceuta, a western Spanish territory, the other Melilla. Both sustain the entire weight of illegal African migrant crossings by those seeking a new life in Europe.

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