Sunday , February 18 2018

Amazigh World

Amazigh-Americans Launches Campaign to Help People of Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

As the people of Atlas Mountains in Morocco struggle through the devastation of a major snowfall, and resulting humanitarian crisis, Amazigh-Americans is launching a relief campaign to assist charities on the ground providing assistance for those affected. For almost a month, massive snowfall has blanketed many areas in of the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, leaving people stranded, without heat, food or …

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Front Line Defenders Condemns judicial Harassment of Abdessadeq El Bouchtaoui

El Bouchtaoui

Front Line Defenders condemns the judicial harassment of Abdessadeq El Bouchtaoui, which appears to be the result of his work as a human rights lawyer and the exercise of his freedom of expression, and calls on Moroccan authorities to immediately drop all charges and halt judicial harassment of the human rights defender. Abdessadeq El Bouchtaoui is a human rights defender …

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Letter: Thank You for Making the Amazigh New Year Event in Boston a Success

Amazigh New Year

On behalf of the Amazigh Cultural Network in America and the Kabyle community of New England, Sponsors and of the entire organizing team we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your participation in the Amazigh new year celebration in Boston, Massachusetts, We were deeply honored by your presence at this memorable occasion and we profoundly thank …

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Ferhat Mehenni Releases Two New Books


Paris: Two new books by Ferhat Mehenni, President of the Provisional Government of Kabylia aka “ANAVAD AQVAYLI”, on the the right of the Kabyle people to self-determination, were published in November 2017.  “Kabylie: Memorandum for independence”, Fauves Editions on Novembre 3 2017. While the second one titled ” “Memorandum for the right of the Kabyle people to self-determination” by  l’Harmattan edition on November 28 …

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


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


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)


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 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


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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