Since October 2016, the human rights situation in Morocco has become even more alarming. Moroccan Authorities have responded harshly to the ongoing peaceful protests in Northern Rif region with an unprecedented crackdown, using excessive force to disperse crowds and carrying out mass arrests and detentions of more than 100 protesters including Nasser Zafzafi, the leader of the protest movement.
Media freedom also is under attack, with critical journalists facing harassment, intimidation, imprisonment, and physical attack in connection with their work. The authorities has also taken worrisome steps towards limiting Internet connection to tackle down the use of live Facebook videos during the protests.
The following is the list of names of 86 Rif militants who have been detained so far since May 2017;