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Tag Archives: Al Hoceima

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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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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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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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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Over 1 million in Rabat Protest to Demand the Release of all Rif Detainees

Rif

Carrying signs saying “Let them go”, “Free all Rif detainees,” and ” We are all Rif “, According to local news media, an estimated of 1 million protesters filled the streets of Rabat, the capital of Morocco, on Sunday evening demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all Rif detainees and to condemn Morocco’s flagrant violation of human rights in Rif region.

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Video: Hundreds Rally in Hague to Protest Against Repression in Rif

Rif protests

Following the mass arrests and detention, abuses in detention and the escalation of violent repression in northern Rif region by Morocco, earlier today, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Hague in Netherlands to condemn Morocco’s flagrant violation of human rights and to urge the public opinion at the national and international levels to positively mobilize toward the Rif crisis.

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Morocco Police detained 100 Activists so far in Rif

Rif

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 …

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U.S. Embassy in Morocco Condemns Messages of Violence

Morccan embassy

  In response to a viral video showing what it appears to be a bunch of men wearing US military uniforms recording a video full of violence threat to Nasser Zafzafi, the leader of the Rif protests, the U.S embassy in Morocco sent out a tweet this morning saying,  “The men in msg to Zifzafi video wearing what looks like US military …

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