Thursday , August 16 2018


Amazigh Supreme Council of Libya: ‘We do not recognize those who do not recognize us’

Amazigh Libya

Below are statements released by Amazigh Supreme Council of Libya regarding boycotting of the constitutional rewrite Tripoli, July 24, 2018 In reference to the declaration of the Amazigh Supreme Council of Libya regarding boycott of the constitutional process; We affirm that we continue our commitment to apply the concept of “We do not recognize those who do not recognize us”. Furthermore, …

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Amazigh Chaoui Activist Detained at Algerian Airport

Salim Yezza

Biskra, Algeria Algerian authorities arrested Amazigh-Chaoui activist Salim Yezza as he was trying to board a flight at Biskra Airport on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. The arrest came after court issued a warrant against him for criticizing the Algerian state crimes against people of the Mzab. Salim was trying to make his way back home to France after attending his father’s funeral who …

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Algeria: Amazigh Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years For Interviewing Israeli


Bejaia, May 2018 Merzoug Touati, a 30 years old blogger from Kabylie who was arrested since 22 January 2017 for interviewing Israeli official, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 50,000 Algerian dinar (approximately USD $430) by the Algerian court of Bejaïa of charges ranging from of “providing intelligence to agents of a foreign power,” according to AFP. “It …

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Hirak Lawyer: 798 Arrested or Detained During Morocco’s Crackdown in Rif

Rachid Belaali

Casablanca May 29, 2018 Rachid Belaali, a member of the defense committee for the Hirak detainees, said on Thursday to Anwalpress that a total of 798 Riffians involving elderly people, women and minors were prosecuted in relation to the ‘Hirak’ peaceful protest movement in Morocco neglected Rif region, among them 311 are still spread out in prisons across the nation. …

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Because of ‘Hirak’ Rif, Morocco Falls to 135th on Press Freedom Index

Morocco index

April 26, 2018 On April 25, 2018, The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released the World Press Freedom Index 2018, reflecting growing animosity towards journalists. The report is published annually by the RSF since 2002, it measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries across the globe. Morocco’s rank dropped down to 135th this year from 136th in 2017, two …

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Sexual Assault Allegations Cast Shadow Over ‘Hirak’ Rif Activists Trial

Al hoceima, April 18, 2018 At least six people including Nasser Zafzafi, leader of the Protest Movement of Rif in Morocco (Hirak), have accused Moroccan police investigators of sexual rape and physical abuse as an alternative weapon to humiliate and punish them. During his recent appearance in court, Mr. Zafzafi asked his mother to leave the courtroom before he began …

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Zuwarah Officially Adds Tifinagh To Street Signs And Billboards

Zuwarah, March 31, 2018 Tifinagh, the oldest traditional writing system of the Amazigh people of North Africa continues to expand across North Africa. It took a long time but, it’s official, now drive through parts of Zuwarah (ⵜⴰⵎⵓⵔⵜ ⵏ ⵡⴰⵜ ⵡⵉⵍⵍⵓⵍ Tamurt n Wat Willul), in northwestern Libya, and you may be surprised that you’ll find streets name signs in …

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Morocco: Rif Activist Detained Over Facebook Posts

Al Hoceima, March 20, 2018 Nihal Ahbad,  sister of Bilal Ahbad, one of the ‘Hirak’ detainees in the Okacha prison in Casablanca,  has reportedly been under detention in Morocco’s neglected Rif region of Imzouren since Sunday, a family member said. Nihal is believed to be arrested for her social media activities, including her latest live video urging people of ‘Imzouren’ to come out to …

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AMREC Founder Brahim Akhiat Dies in Rabat at 78

Brahim Akhiat

Rabat, February 7, 2018 It is with sadness that we note today the passing of Brahim Akhiat on the 7th February, at the age of 78 after a long battle with illness, Brahim is a prominent Amazigh activist, writer, and founder of the first Amazigh association , The Moroccan Association for Research and Cultural Exchange aka AMREC , 1967,  an educational nonprofit organization that …

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