Saturday , July 22 2017

News in Pictures


7 Outrageous Photos of Rif Protesters Being Hit With Tear Gas

Morocco police fired tear gas and used truncheons at peaceful protesters yesterday as they entered their ninth month of peaceful protests in the Rif region. The mass protest took place late on Tursday July 20th in the city of Al-Hoceima where tensions have escalated high since the mass arrests and detentions of prominent activists from the Rif popular movement known as Hirak. …

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Breaking: Detained Mzab Leaders Released Unconditionally


Kamel Eddine Fekhar and Kacem Soufghalem the tow prominent leaders of the Movement for the Autonomy of Mzab, northern Algerian Sahara , who were arrested by Algerian regime after criticizing their policy, were both released from detention Sunday. July 16th. their attorneys celebrated their release, but warned there will continue challenging the government’s actions toward Amazigh people of Mzab valley …

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Protest on the Beach in Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima

Despite the harassment and security siege imposed by Morocco police, Protesters of ‘Hirak’ Rif took to ‘Sfiha’ beach in Ajdir—a few kilometers away from Al Hoceima—on Saturday as a new spin on their resistance to the escalating mass arrests and police violence by Morocco authorities against the ongoing non-violent Rif protests.

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Libyan Amazigh Protest in Solidarity with Rif People


Libyan Amazigh activists have held a rally in Libya in support of the long-suffering people of Rif in their struggle against Morocco government oppression and arbitrary arrests and detentions of Riffian human rights activists, civilians, journalist and opposition figures. The protests in Rif region began since late October, as a reaction to the death of a young fish vendor, Mouhcine Fikri, who was …

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Judge Charges Elmortada Iamrachen with ‘Spreading Terror Propaganda’

Elmortada Iamrachen

This afternoon, The first judge at Morocco’s anti-terrorism magistrate, has ordered Elmortada Iamrachen—man arrested during the ongoing peaceful protests in Rif and one of the leading activists of ‘Hirak’, —to be placed in the local prison of ‘Sale’. Furthermore, defence lawyers point out that Elmortada Iamrachen has been acquitted on the charge of spreading “propaganda of a terrorist organization” in connection with …

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Over 1 million in Rabat Protest to Demand the Release of all Rif Detainees


Carrying signs saying “Let them go”, “Free all Rif detainees,” and ” We are all Rif “, According to local news media, an estimated of 1 million protesters filled the streets of Rabat, the capital of Morocco, on Sunday evening demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all Rif detainees and to condemn Morocco’s flagrant violation of human rights in Rif region.

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U.S. Embassy in Morocco Condemns Messages of Violence

Morccan embassy

  In response to a viral video showing what it appears to be a bunch of men wearing US military uniforms recording a video full of violence threat to Nasser Zafzafi, the leader of the Rif protests, the U.S embassy in Morocco sent out a tweet this morning saying,  “The men in msg to Zifzafi video wearing what looks like US military …

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Human Rights Watch Urge Algeria to Drop Charges Against Amazigh Activists of Ghardaia


The Human Rights Watch has published a long statement of concern calling on the Algerian authorities to protect the fair trial rights of Kamal Eddine Fekhar and other Amazigh rights advocates, who have been detained by the Algerian authorities since 9 July 2015, after he accused them of taking the side of the Malikite Arabs over Ibadite Amazigh during the recurrent tensions in …

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BREAKING: Nasser Zafzafi Has Been Arrested

Nasser Zafzafi

Rabat 5-29-2017 | Nasser Zafzafi, the leader of Rif protests has reportedly been arrested this morning in one of his family member’s house in Al Hoceima city after being accused of breaking the freedom of worship inside the Mohammed V mosque in Al Hoceima. the Morocco’s Ministry of Interior said.

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Update: 25,000 Expected for Thursday’s Rally in Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima

Tens of thousands of people are expected to hit the streets of Al Hoceima today, Thursday 18, despite Moroccan government efforts to suppress the people and threaten them not to demonstrate by bringing in heavy militarized forces with a wide range of armored vehicles and placing them in strategic areas both inside and outside the city of Al Hoceima in northern Morocco.   …

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