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

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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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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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Detained Rif Activists Launch Hunger Strike in Morocco Prison

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  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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Open Letter Regarding the Human Rights Situation in Rif

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Monday June 12, 2017 Re: Gravely concerned over the continuous repression in the Rif region in northern Morocco. Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned international, regional, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), write to share our serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in Rif, a region of Morocco located in the North part of the country lived by an Amazigh-Berber- population, known …

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Video: ICP Asks United Nations of Morocco Arrests and Repression in Rif

On June 7, Inner City Press investigative journalist Matthew Russell Lee asked holdover UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric about the mass arbitrary arrests and the continual escalation of repression By Morocco in northern Rif Region. the spokesman response was “I don’t have anything for you.I should hopefully have something for you tomorrow.”  Since October 2016, the human rights situation in Morocco has become even …

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Morocco Police detained 100 Activists so far in Rif

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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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USA: Statement to the Public Opinion on Recent Developments in Rif

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NEW YORK, May 30th, 2017| In response to the intransigence of the Moroccan authorities, their failure to knowledge the legitimacy of the demands of the Rif Movement, their rejection of any dialogue with the movement and the initiation of a massive campaign to arrest its activists, the The support committee of Rif movement in United states held a rally on …

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New York Rally in Solidarity with Rif and Tamazgha

Amazigh

This Friday, May 26th from 2PM to 4PM, the support committee of Rif movement in USA and the Amazigh Movement in USA will host a rally outside United Nations headquarters in New York in solidarity with the ongoing protests in Rif regions in particular as well as entire Tamazgha where the Amazigh people of North Africa have been facing a long …

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Rif Protesters Defiant Despite Government Repression

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By Siham Tinhinan, May 18, 2017 The Rif protests against its marginalization and the historically well documented, systematic mistreatment of its people. Peacefully protesting and asking the Moroccan government to sit and negotiate their primarily socioeconomic legitimate demands, and to rescind the militarization Dahir (executive order). Instead, the Moroccan system AKA Makhzen, brought in thousands more of well equipped troops from every …

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