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Tag Archives: Al Hoceima

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 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 …

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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 …

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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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Malika Mezzane Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

Malika Mezzane

The Amazigh poet and activist, Malika Mezzane, was sentenced today to spend two months in prison after she published a video on social media through which she threatened to decapitate and kill Arabs who refused to recognize the independence referendum conducted by Iraqi Kurds last month.

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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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Guardian Journalist Expelled From Morocco Over Report On Rif Protests

Guardian

A journalist of the British daily The Guardian, Saeed Kamali Dehghan, was expelled on Thursday (September 28th) by the Moroccan authorities while he was reported in the town of Al-Hoceima, a region in the north of the kingdom shaken since almost a year by a vast movement of popular protest know as “Hirak”. The British newspaper said after he landed …

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The Amazigh Film Festival Wraps Up Another Successful Edition in Boston

Amazigh

By Aksel Allouch September 23, 2017 Another great success in Boston for hosting—on September 23rd at Tufts University—the ninth annual of the Amazigh Film Festival for the second year in a row, film festival dedicated to Amazigh films and documentaries made by Amazigh and international filmmakers. The festival was hosted by the Amazigh Cultural Network in America (A.C.N.A.) in collaboration with the Tazzla …

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