Friday , February 23 2018

Tag Archives: Al Hoceima

Nasser Zefzafi Has Lost 20lbs And His Health is Deteriorating in Solitary Confinement, Defense Team Says

Nasser Zefzafi

Casablanca | During a court trail January 5, the “Hirak” activists lawyers, told the press media that Nasser Zefzafi, the Rif protests leader, is living in a very critical health after being held in solitary confinement for more than seven months now. The same source added that Nasser has already lost about 20 pounds since his arrests after engaging in several hunger strikes …

Read More »

Six Kids Under 10 Years Old Arrested for Participating in Protests in the Rif

Imzouren | Six kids under the age of ten were arrested by Morocco police on Tuesday and accused of participating in a protests in Imzouren village located in Morocco’s neglected Rif region near Al Hoceima. In solidarity with political detainees from the “Hirak” protest movement that swept the Amazigh Rif region since October 2016, as a result of the death of Mohcine Fikri, the …

Read More »

Harvard Journal: Hicham Alaoui Discussing Current Trends in North Africa Including the Rif Crisis

Hicham Alaoui

Hicham Alaoui , Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Weather head Center for International Affairs, sits down with Anna Boots, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal for Middle East Politics and Policy, to discuss current trends in North African politics, including Tunisia’s nascent democracy, North Africa’s unique position in the Middle East region, and ongoing protests in Morocco’s Rif region. Prince Hicham Alloaui …

Read More »

Thousands Pack Rotterdam to Mark 1st Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Death

Rotterdam

Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Rotterdam, the second-biggest city in the Netherlands, earlier today, to commemorate the first anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s tragic death, crushed to death in a garbage truck on October 28th 2016, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police. The incident sparked a wave of demonstrations in Morocco’s neglected Rif …

Read More »

UN Committee Against Torture to Investigate Reports of Torture in Morocco

Torture

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 …

Read More »

Detained Rif Activists End 38-Day Hunger Strike

Rif activists

  Dozens of hunger-striking Rif activists detained in the Oukacha prison in Casablanca including Nabil Ahamjik, Mohamed Jelloul and Rabii Al Ablaq, decided today to end their 38-day hunger strike following a request by their families and the Riffain community in Rif as well as in diaspora. Since May 2017, Morocco police have arrested more than 270 people over the Rif protests, many of them …

Read More »

Rif Diaspora and Friends Rally to Commemorate First Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Murder

Rif

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 …

Read More »

Female Rif Activists Stage Sit-in Outside Morocco Consulate in Brussels

Rif Activists

Female Rif activists held a sit in outside the Morocco Consulate in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to protest against the repression in Rif region by Morocco government, and against the mass detention of several hundreds activists of the Rif protest movement “Hirak” from Al Hoceima and surrounding area as well as to stand in solidarity with all the detainees who …

Read More »