RABAT (Reuters) – Thousands of Moroccans staged a march on Sunday in downtown Rabat to demand the release of activists who led protests over economic and social problems in the northern Rif region in late 2016 and 2017.
Two weeks ago, an appeals court in Casablanca upheld 20-year prison sentences against Nasser Zefzafi, Nabil Ahamjik, Ouassim Boustati and Samir Ighid on charges including undermining public order and threatening national unity.
Activists - Years - Sentence
Another 35 activists were jailed for between two and 15 years and one received a one-year suspended sentence.
Carrying flags of the Amazigh community and pictures of jailed activists, participants in the march chanted “Freedom, dignity and social justice”, “Long live the Rif”, and “The people want immediate release of Rif detainees.”
March - Families - Rif - Activists - Rights
The march brought together families of Rif activists, human rights organizations, the...
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