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Tag Archives: Abdelkrim El khattabi

Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Tragic Death Expected to Draw Thousands to Rotterdam

Mouhcine

A coalition of Rif activist groups in diaspora is planning a large rally this Saturday, October 28th,  in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second largest city, to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragic death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed to death in a garbage truck, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police. His death was followed by massive anti-government …

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Amnesty International Issues Urgent Action For Rif Protesters Facing Reprisals in Detention

Nasser Zefzafi

Via Amnesty International Protest leader Nasser Zefzafi and journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui remain in prolonged solitary confinement. Hunger-striking detainees are facing reprisals as their health continues to deteriorate. They face trial in Casablanca. Moroccan authorities are keeping the leader of the Hirak popular protest movement Nasser Zefzafi, 37, as well as journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui, 38, in prolonged solitary confinement. Nasser …

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Thousands Rally in Casablanca Demands Release of Rif Detainees

Rif Detainees

Casablanca October 8, 2017 Thousands of protesters and families of Rif detainees took to the streets of Casablanca—the largest city in Morocco—Today to demand the release of detained Rif demonstrators and journalists in the neglected northern Rif region. The protesters shouted slogans including “We are all Rif” and “Death rather than humiliation”, with hundreds of them brandishing photographs of the detained …

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Boston to Hold 9th Annual Amazigh Film Festival in September

Amazigh film festival

By Zouhir Az August 15, 2017 Boston is expected to host the Ninth Annual Amazigh film festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Though in the past, the festival has been hosted across America, in cities such as New York and Los Angeles, this year, it will be presented at the Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. The festival …

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Documentary: ‘Rif 58-59 Break the Silence’ with English Subtitles

Rif

Documentary project of Tarik El idrissi that tells the true story of the Rif revolution back on 1958-1959. the film is based on historical scenes and testimonies of people affected during that period of time. The film won ARACNE Prize in Tangier film festival, and the Jury Prize in the International film festival of Nador, as well as “Palme d’argent” at …

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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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