Tagged: Tetouan

‘Number of Moroccans in Syria surpasses 8,000 fighters,’ Al-Massae (Morocco), 12 May 2014

A new report suggests that there could be over 8,000 Moroccans fighting in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Previous reports suggested a number between 1,000 and 1,500 Moroccans were in Syria, mainly fighting in a unit called “Sham al-Islam,” led by former Guantanamo Bay prisoner and Moroccan national Ibrahim Benchekroun. Continue reading

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‘National strike by “political prisoners”,’ Hespress (Morocco), 30 April 2014

Political prisoners in jails across Morocco are going on a hunger strike to protest the fabricated charges and sham rulings that have led them to prison. The hunger strikers are calling on Moroccan civil society to support them in their struggle for freedom and protest against arbitrary arrests. Continue reading