Saturday , October 21 2017

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Rif Diaspora and Friends Rally to Commemorate First Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Murder

Rif

Rif diaspora communities will hold several different rallies in many major cities across Europe such as Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and madrid on Saturday October 28 through Sunday 29, to commemorate the the first anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s tragic death,—crushed to death in a garbage truck, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police—and protest the political repression …

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Female Rif Activists Stage Sit-in Outside Morocco Consulate in Brussels

Rif Activists

Female Rif activists held a sit in outside the Morocco Consulate in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to protest against the repression in Rif region by Morocco government, and against the mass detention of several hundreds activists of the Rif protest movement “Hirak” from Al Hoceima and surrounding area as well as to stand in solidarity with all the detainees who …

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Morocco: Protests Over Water Shortage Continue in Zagora

Zagora

Many parts of southern Morocco have been rocked by an unprecedented wave of protests since the start of the summer over water shortages crisis, the protests were even called ‘Thirsty protests’. One of the largest protests took place in Zagora, a town in the Draa River valley of southeastern Morocco, where more than 1000 protesters led by civil rights activist marched to the …

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Ahwash: Most Popular Dance of Amazigh Culture

Ahwash

Ahouach or Ahwash music and dance is known as the dance of the village among Amazigh people, Ahwach is a big part of the Amazigh culture in Atlas and the Souss region of Morocco. This Amazigh ancient art incorporates the dance, poetry, songs with shifting rhythms, with rates that vary during the delivery and varying versions from one tribe to …

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Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Tragic Death Expected to Draw Thousands to Rotterdam

Mouhcine

A coalition of Rif activist groups in diaspora is planning a large rally this Saturday, October 28th,  in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second largest city, to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragic death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed to death in a garbage truck, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police. His death was followed by massive anti-government …

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Call for Applications: UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

UN

The UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples has recently made a call to submit applications to attend the UPR working group 29th session and the Treaty Body sessions taking place between January to March 2018. The deadline for submission is 15 November 2017. For more information, please click here 

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Malika Mezzane Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

Malika Mezzane

The Amazigh poet and activist, Malika Mezzane, was sentenced today to spend two months in prison after she published a video on social media through which she threatened to decapitate and kill Arabs who refused to recognize the independence referendum conducted by Iraqi Kurds last month.

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Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Slams Morocco Over Human Rights

Belgian

In an interview published on October 7 by the Belgian newspapers, “La Libre Belgique”, the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Mr Theo Francken, has accused Morocco of numerous violations of human rights over the last years. The Moroccan reaction to the accusation was quick via its embassy in Belgium,  Morocco expressed its “deep protest and condemnation following the statements of …

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Amnesty International Issues Urgent Action For Rif Protesters Facing Reprisals in Detention

Nasser Zefzafi

Via Amnesty International Protest leader Nasser Zefzafi and journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui remain in prolonged solitary confinement. Hunger-striking detainees are facing reprisals as their health continues to deteriorate. They face trial in Casablanca. Moroccan authorities are keeping the leader of the Hirak popular protest movement Nasser Zefzafi, 37, as well as journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui, 38, in prolonged solitary confinement. Nasser …

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