Moroccan court sentences Rif protest leader to 20 years in jail

FILE PHOTO: Moroccan activist and the leader of the protest movement Nasser Zefzafi gives a speech during a demonstration in the northern town of Al-Hoceima, seven months after a fishmonger was crushed to death inside a garbage truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by the police, in Al-Hoceima, Morocco May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal/File Photo

RABAT (Reuters) – The Moroccan leader of protests over economic and social problems in the Rif region and the northern city of Al Hoceima was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday by a Casablanca court. Nasser Zefzafi, who is about 39 years old, was arrested in May 2017 and transferred to a prison […]

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