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Morocco grants pardons to dozens of members protest movement Rifgebied

Morocco grants pardons to dozens of members protest movement Rifgebied

The Moroccan king Mohammed VI on Saturday at 1178 prisoners pardoned. This includes 58 people who were stuck after demonstrations in the city of Al-Hoceima, in the north of the country.

It is customary for the king at the annual Troonfeest grace grants prisoners.

In June were 562 inmates pardons or sentence remissions on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr, the feast of the end of the fasting month. There were no members of the protest movement. Now that is the case.

According to the Moroccan newspaper Assabah is Nasser Zefzazi, which is seen as the leader of the riots in the port city, however, is still to be fixed. He had in January to the prison.

Escalation

The demonstrations in Al Hoceima escalated after oktover last year a vishandelaar died. When his illegally caught fish was confiscated and destroyed, jump the guy in a garbage truck, and then he presses the garbage disposal died.

In the first instance went of people onto the streets out of anger for his death, the demonstrations went quickly into broader protests against the power of the king, poverty and social inequality in Morocco.

The demonstrations that already persist for months, are the largest protests in Morocco since the beginning of the Arab Spring, that began in the Arab world in 2010.

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