Morocco
Moroccan journalist Hamid el-Mahdaoui released from prison

A long-term critic of the government in Morocco, Mahdouni was arrested in 2017 for his alleged participation in the Hirak-Rif movement

morocco education unions covid Education unions in Morocco prevent private schools’ profiteering from COVID-19 Crisis Fund

A federation of for-profit private schools, many of which are collecting fees during the lockdown without providing online classes or teachers’ pay, had sought financial assistance through the COVID-19 fund

Political prisoners COVID Morocco Morocco releases over 5,600 incarcerated people amid COVID-19 threat in prisons

Several human rights groups and organizations had appealed to the king for the release of all political prisoners and detainees, a large number of whom were part of the popular Rif protests in Morocco.

“Women are at the heart of struggles in Morocco”

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, Azlaf Zahra of the Democratic Way in Morocco reflects on the importance of women’s struggles in the country and the world

Morocco protests Left parties and others stage massive protests in Morocco

The protests were organised to demand the protection of human rights in the country and an improvement in the economic conditions of the people. Protesters also called on the government to release all political prisoners and work towards greater social equality and initiate democratic reforms in the Moroccon political system

Thousands protest in Morocco against Donald Trump’s plans Thousands of Moroccans protest Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan for Palestine

The protest was also against the attempts by the Moroccan government to normalize ties with the state of Israel

Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir Activists demand release of Sahrawi human rights defender

Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, a prominent human rights activist from Sahrawi, has been arrested and sentenced to six months in prison by Moroccan authorities

Moroccans demand release of political prisoners from Rif movement

38 people are still being held in prison for participating in the protests in the Rif region against economic neglect, unemployment and state oppression

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 26

In this episode, we bring you stories from United States and Morocco. We also look at the latest chapter in the witch hunt against Julian Assange.

Police attack Moroccan activists on anniversary of assassination of iconic youth leader

Youth leader, Khadija Aassil of the Democratic Way was attacked and injured by police during a protest on the 26th anniversary of the disappearance and assassination of Mustafa El Hamzaoui

Moroccan government introduces ‘new social deal’ amid violent suppression of teachers’ protests

Even though the deal promises to increase minimum wages in both public and private sector, protests by contractual teachers demanding permanent jobs are met with violent response from the authorities

“Long live the Rif”: thousands demand release of Moroccan political prisoners

The “March of the Moroccan people” was organized by political and civil rights groups to demand the release of those who led and participated in the Hirak Rif protests of 2016. As many as 53 leaders and protesters were sentenced to jail for a total time of 300 years

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