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Solidarity Rally for Rif in New York

Rif

On July 1, 2017 from 2PM to 5PM, the U.S support committee of the Rif’s People movement and the Amazigh Movement in USA will host a rally at Union square in New York in solidarity with the Rif people in the face of escalating repression and arbitrary detention of Rif movement leaders by the Moroccan regime. To get in touch with …

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Chicago Tribune 1953: Hopes For Rif Freedom Live in Abd EL Krim

Rif

Article by Larry Rue from the Chicago Tribune (June 21, 1953) Tribune Writer Talks with Exile in Egypt   CAIRO, Egypt, June 20-One night I met a handsome, young lieutenant in the roof garden of the Semiramis hotel. When I heard his name, I asked, “Any relation to Abd el Krim, the great Riffian leader?” “Yes, he is my father.” …

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Human Rights Watch: Morocco Protest Leader Alleges Police Beat Him

Nasser Zafzafi

Possible State Security Charges for Charismatic Figure in Rif (Tunis, June 22, 2017) – Police arrested and severely beat the de facto leader of ongoing social protests in Morocco’s Rif region, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today, based on an account the protest leader gave his lawyer. Authorities are investigating Nasser Zefzafi, the protest leader, on grave charges, including …

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Amazigh Urge North African Countries to Respect the Rights of Indigenous People

Amazigh

By Rachid Raha, June, 20 2017 Amazigh people urge North Africa countries to respect the “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples” Tiznit, southern Morocco,  hosted the international forum on the rights of Amazigh people under the theme of “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples”, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its adoption, in Tiznit …

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Judge Charges Elmortada Iamrachen with ‘Spreading Terror Propaganda’

Elmortada Iamrachen

This afternoon, The first judge at Morocco’s anti-terrorism magistrate, has ordered Elmortada Iamrachen—man arrested during the ongoing peaceful protests in Rif and one of the leading activists of ‘Hirak’, —to be placed in the local prison of ‘Sale’. Furthermore, defence lawyers point out that Elmortada Iamrachen has been acquitted on the charge of spreading “propaganda of a terrorist organization” in connection with …

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In Morocco: Arrested Rif Teenage Girls Released With Conditions

Houda Jelloul

Shortly after speaking in a live video calling all women in and around Al Houceima city to take to the streets to protest until all Rif detainees are released, Houda Jelloul, 14 years old, daughter of prominent Rif activist Mohamed Jelloul, was arrested on Monday night, along with another teenager named Nawal El Moussaoui, According to her uncle Said Jelloul; “Houda disappeared shortly after …

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Amazigh Community in Shock Following Death of Amazigh Activist

Rachid Lmstur

The Amazigh community is in shock following the sudden death of Rachid Lmstur, a 26-year-old with a bachelors degree in social sciences, who died along with 18 others on Sunday morning off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea after the boat go under. while attempting to reach Europe dream. His last words were, We will leave this nation sooner or …

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Detained Rif Activists Launch Hunger Strike in Morocco Prison

Rif

  At least a dozen detainees arrested during the ongoing protests in Rif region, began refusing meals beginning yesterday, in a 72 hours hunger strike to protest the alleged poor treatment and miserable conditions at Morocco’s Oukacha prison, defense lawyers said on Thursday. According to the same source, with reports of abuses in prison are mounting, for dozens packed into tiny …

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Morocco Sentences 25 Rif Activists to 18 Months in Prison

Rif

Today, the court of first instance in Al Hoceima has handed down a sentence of 18 months in prison for  twenty-five protesters and suspected activists of the Rif  popular movement in northern Morocco. A total of thirty-two men have appeared in court, 25 of them sentenced to prison time while the other seven were given suspended sentences and fined. says defense …

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Washington Institute: Morocco’s Escalating Protests Call for a Careful Response

Morocco

Sarah Feuer of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has published a report on the situation in Rif region titled “Morocco’s Escalating Protests Call for a Careful Response” which examines the evolution of the popular movement in Morocco known as al-Hirak and the causes behind the ongoing protests.   The report criticized the government for failing to listen to the legitimate griefs …

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