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Morocco: Shocking Verdict Against Activists, A Journalist

Expand Moroccans take part in a demonstration against what they perceive as the marginalization of the Rif region, in the town of Al-Hoceima, Morocco early June 3, 2017.  © 2017 Youssef Boudlal/Reuters (New York) – Casablanca’s appeals court, on April 6, 2019, confirmed the heavy sentences against more than 40 protesters and activists despite allegations of torture, Human Rights Watch said today. The defendants include Nasser Zefzafi, the leader of Hirak, a socio-economic protest movement from Morocco’s northern Rif region. In June 2018,a lower court had sentenced Zefzafi to 20 years in prison…

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