Sunday , May 28 2017

Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Muhand Amezyan

Muhand AmezyanToday we commemorate the 105th death Anniversary and Martyrdom of Mohamed Amezyan or Sherif Muhand Amezyan (1859-1912) who was one of the first leader of Rif resistance against the Spanish occupation of Northern Morocco, His operations and wars took place in the Eastern Rif region especially in the current Nador province and the region of Selwan.

Muhand Amzyan was killed in a battle on May 15, 1912 by the Spanish colonial and his corpse was transported to Melilla on the northern shores of Morocco’s Mediterranean coast then he was handed to his brothers to be buried in his home town cemetery in Segangan city near Nador.

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