Moroccan government lashes out at protest organizers in mining town

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit accused the Justice and Charity Party (Al Adl Wal Ihsane), Democratic Way Party (Annahj) and the Moroccan Association for Human Rights of standing behind the ongoing protests in the northeastern city of Jerada near the…

  • Abdelfattah Naoum
  • Al-Monitor

The protests broke out following the death of two brothers in one of the unlicensed coal mines in the city at the end of December.

Jera 1aSpeaking April 2 at the meeting of the parliamentary Committee of the Interior and Local Authorities, Laftit said that the legally banned Islamic radical group, the…

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