Thursday , September 21 2017

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Contradicted by Morocco, Reporters Without Borders Stands by its Reporting

rsf

In response to the Moroccan culture and communication ministry’s accusations against Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the press freedom NGO says it stands by the information in its recent press releases about violations of freedom of information in northern Morocco’s Rif region. RSF also urges the culture and communication minister to agree to meet with RSF representatives so that they can …

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Apply to Defend Your Indigenous Rights at the United Nation

United Nations

Calling all Indigenous Rights defenders to Apply for a fund provided by the United Nations, which allows you to participate in meetings of UN human rights mechanisms in Geneva, taking place in Oct-Dec 2017. Deadline: Aug 15. More info here

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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

Mzab

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

Libya

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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