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In further vindication of the rights of non-Maliome-dans who claimed consular protection, Mr. Serjeant Simon, M.P., questioned the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on the 14th of June, in the House of Commons, "whether, having regard to existing treaty and customary rights, it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to take any, and what, steps to ensure the safety of non-Maliomedans in Morocco, and their equality before the law with the other subjects of the Sultan."
Replying to this question, Sir Charles Dilke said : •
" Her Majesty's Government have frequently instructed Her Majesty's Minister in Morocco to lose no opportunity of urging upon the Sultan's Government the necessity of extending equal privileges and full religious liberty to all classes of the population, and Sir John Drummond Hay reports that _ he has recently made personal representations in this sense during his visit to the Moorish Court. Her Majesty'sGovernment are now considering the best means of making a joint remonstrance, in concert with other European Powers, in order to impress the Sultan with an adequate sense of the expediency of amending the administration of his Government, and of granting full civil and religious liberty to all subjects ot the Empire.
It lias been pointed out to the Council that when the rights of citizenship of the Servian Jews were under discussion at the Berlin Congress in 1878, sufficient attention was not directed to the fact that the Jews in that principality are not allowed to settle in any other towns of Old Servia except Belgrade, Semendria, Shabatz, and Pojarevatz. The law which restricted the domicile of the Jews to these four
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