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Commemorating the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Abdelkrim El khattabi

Abdelkrim El khattabi

Today, 55 years ago, on the sixth of February, Abdelkrim El khattabi, the Lion of the Rif left this earthly realm. His name arouses a special kind of emotion among the Amazigh of the Maghreb. His achievements have stunned friends and foes, and taking into considerations the limited means available, the greatness of his design and the impeccability of his …

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European Parliament to Discuss Situation in Rif

European Parliament

AWN – January 2, 2018 Member of the European Parliament, Kati Piri, has taken to Facebook to announce that a major meeting will take place on February 28, in Brussels at the European Parliament. The agenda program, which will be announced soon, include a discussions about the situation in Morocco’s neglected Rif region, where outrage erupted since last year over the shocking death of …

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Hirak Rif Activists Nominated for Front Line Defenders Award


According to the National Human Rights Institutions in Morocco, the “Hirak” activists detained during the crackdown on the Hirak popular movement in the Rif region are nominated to receive the the “Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk”  prize awarded annually by the worldwide Irish organization “Front Line Defenders“. The annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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


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 …

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