Sunday , December 10 2017

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Amnesty: Morocco Must Release Protesters, Activists and Journalists Detained over Rif Protests

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Amnesty International has today voiced serious concern about the situation of “prisoners of conscience” in Morocco and urged the Moroccan authorities to immediately release more than 400 of detained over protests in Morocco’s neglected Rif region. “The crackdown on Rif protesters in recent months has been relentless. The authorities must free Nasser Zefzafi and others detained for protesting peacefully or covering …

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UN Committee Against Torture to Investigate Reports of Torture in Morocco

Torture

The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) is due to conduct a special investigation visit to Morocco from October 22 to 28, to assess closely its international and domestic law torture prohibition obligations, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights website. The investigation is in light of information it has received about claims of torture and other mistreatment made by detained …

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Call For Submissions | New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF)

NYFAF

New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) will return for its fourth edition on April 26-27, 2018 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York. NYFAF offers a unique platform to discover North African culture and knowledge and to showcase the cinematic works of its people with particular focus on films created about Imazighen, the indigenous people of …

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

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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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The Amazigh Film Festival Wraps Up Another Successful Edition in Boston

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By Aksel Allouch September 23, 2017 Another great success in Boston for hosting—on September 23rd at Tufts University—the ninth annual of the Amazigh Film Festival for the second year in a row, film festival dedicated to Amazigh films and documentaries made by Amazigh and international filmmakers. The festival was hosted by the Amazigh Cultural Network in America (A.C.N.A.) in collaboration with the Tazzla …

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US Senator Expresses Concern Over Human Rights Situation in Morocco

Tim Kaine

August 29 2017 U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement in which he expressed his serious concerns over the the current situation in Morocco due to continuing social unrest in the country, the functions of state of institutions and the deterioration of the human rights situation. I have concerns regarding …

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Internship Program for Indigenous Youth at FAO

FAO

The food and agriculture organization FAO has issued a set of calls for applications for internship positions, specifically encouraging applicants from the Global South and Indigenous Peoples. FAO is An intergovernmental organization, founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Qualified candidates …

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Reporters Without Borders: Morocco Obstructs Press Coverage of Rif Protests

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New York August 14, 2017 Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which advocates press freedom, said in a statement that it has registered several grave media freedom violations since the start of a wave of protests in Morocco’s northern Rif region and accuses the authorities in Morocco of deliberately obstructing the Moroccan and foreign reporters who have been trying to cover the …

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